Freeskier Dave Treadway Dies in Skiing Accident

The 34-year-old Dave Treadway was skiing near Rhododendron Mountain when he fell more than 100 feet into a crevasse.

A statement published on Dave Treadway's website confirmed that he died in a skiing accident on Monday, near his Pemberton home in British Columbia. 

Pemberton Search and Rescue (PSAR) responded to the call and retrieved Treadway's body with assistance from the nearby Whistler Search and Rescue.

David Mackenzie from PSR said temperatures were nearing 60 agrees. It is believed Treadway slipped off an obscured snow bridge. 

His ski partners immediately called for assistance and carefully attempted a crevasse rescue while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive. 

Mike Douglas, a friend of Treadway, said on Instagram that the world "lost an incredible human being and a wonderful family is suffering unthinkable grief."

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I love the mountains. I hate the mountains. Moments before I took this photo last night, I remember thinking how much I love this stuff - skiing powder, filming, watching the sunset from the top of a mountain, camping in the cold, & doing it all with a great group of friends. Moments after I took this photo I received a call - the kind you don’t want to get. We’d lost another brother to the mountains. Noooooo! Too many. I hate this! Why?! It didn’t make sense the first, 4th or 10th time I’ve had this call, and it doesn’t make sense now. All I know is the world just lost an incredible human being and a wonderful family is suffering unthinkable grief. All my love to the Treadway family. You will be deeply missed, Dave. ❤️

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As reported by Outside Online, a team of 14 responders was able to bring Treadway's body up from the crevasse. The rescue mission took about an hour.

Treadway was 34 years old and is survived by his wife, Tessa, as well as their two young sons and the couple's third unborn child. 

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