Shane Scott 1965-1996
He was better known to his friends as Scotty. We wintered-over together
in Antarctica in 1995, him at
McMurdo. It was
impossible not to like the man; he was the most outgoing of the Scott Base
lot, always glad to see you, flamboyant, mischevious, helpful, kind and
more. We threw darts together, he taught me a little about photography,
and he taught me how to play the didjeridu. He faced life with the
"No drama. Carry on." I will miss him always.
From the Telluride Daily Planet, July 1, 1996:
PARAGLIDER DIES ON GOLD HILL SATURDAY
Paraglider Shane Scott, 31, died Saturday when he lost
control of his glider after launching off Gold Hill, falling
approximately 50 feet.
He suffered massive head and internal injuries, and was
pronounced dead at 8:15 p.m. in the Telluride Fire House.
Scott, a New Zealander, was among 30 or so of the country's
top pilots who came to participate in the second Telluride
Paragliding Classic and Festival.
When I heard Scotty had died, I went back and read through my journals
and pulled out the entries for all the good times we had together. I'm
happy to say that there are quite a lot of them.
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- The parties
- St. Patrick's Day
- The Toga party
- Hope Stout's Birthday party
- The Mid-Winter swim
- The End of Winter party
- The darts
- Interstation Darts season begins
- We lose at darts
- Scotty brings us our first win
- Interstation Darts continues
- An eventful Thursday night at the Scott Base bar
- The film run at WinFly
30 December 1998
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