Ed Willis

I would like to dedicate this post to my good friend and ski partner Ed!

Eastern Sierra~Chicken Wing

Eastern Sierra~Chicken Wing

Many of the backcountry and mountaineering community have run into Ed one time or another somewhere…Mt. Shasta, Lassen Peak, the Tetons, Mt. Rose and the list goes on!

This past week he passed away after a long battle with leukemia. He skied every chance he got and lived the life of a true backcountry skier. I always thought of Ed as the Energizer Bunny. He just kept going and going and going! Afterwards with celebration of beer, hot dog sausages and potato chips.

We spent a lot of time over at Lassen Volcanic National Park!

Roughing it and the summit parking lot of Lassen.

Roughing it and the summit parking lot of Lassen.

Carol and Ed getting ready for take off!

Carol and Ed getting ready for take off!

Ed waiting so patiently at the top of Lassen!

Ed waiting so patiently at the top of Lassen!

Shredding Lassen!

Shredding Lassen!

Ed Skinning the north side of Lassen.

Ed Skinning the north side of Lassen.

and my favorite…

Ed skiing the Hotlum/Wintun~Mt. Shasta.

Ed skiing the Hotlum/Wintun~Mt. Shasta.

Ed I will miss you~keep ripping those turns!

Comments

  1. jibmaster says:

    Sorry to hear that Robin.
    Every time I ran into him, he was always so nice.
    Always stoked to be on the mountain.
    Sorry for your loss.

  2. Sorry to hear this Robin. He was a top bloke very friendly just all round good guy he will be missed. Ran into him quite a bit on Rose and Shasta. Great photos Robin.

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