• Boris Avdeev
  • Boris Avdeev
  • Boris Avdeev
  • Boris Avdeev

Boris Avdeev

1980 - 2012

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Boris was a cheerful person and loved to have fun. And we'd like collect all facetious stories with/about Boris. We'll put them all here - my.borisavdeev.ru
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"Dear friends,
It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that our dear friend Boris has passed away. Boris' body was recovered today at the base of Cocaine Chute on Mt Dana in the Eastern Sierra, just on the edge of Yosemite National Park. All signs indicate that he was caught up in an avalanche as he descended on Thursday April 19th. Search and rescue operations have been underway for the past few days as we only recently learned of Boris' disappearance. Boris died exactly as we all expected; doing something daring in an unspeakably beautiful place. It is certain that he died too soon, but it is equally certain that Boris lived the life that he dreamed of living. His embrace of life, his incredible intellect, and his appreciation of cheap red wine have always been an inspiration to me and I'm sure to many of you. More details are sure to come forth, including memorials and the like, but until then take solace in having known a truly inspirational man who was the best of friends to many of us.

Daniel Horton,
Postdoctoral Research Scholar Department of Environmental Earth System Science Stanford University

Missing skier found at 10,000 foot level


Friday, May 4, 2012

Searchers located and are in the process of retrieving the body of a skier, who's been missing in Mono County for nearly two weeks.

Boris Avdeev, 31, of Ann Arbor, Mich., an experienced backcountry skier, has not been heard from since setting out on his solo backcountry ski trip on April 19.

His body was found on Thursday and members of an ice rescue team with a dozen members from Douglas County and El Dorado counties responded to help retrieve the body from steep, icy terrain located at the 10,670-foot level.

“It can only be accessed by members using ropes and crampons, so it could take some time to get the body down the hill,” said Douglas County Sheriff's spokesman Jim Halsey. The search began on Tuesday when a passer-by reported Avdeev's black Honda Civic parked along Highway 120 about a third of the way between Highway 395 and Tioga Pass.

Deputies found a note under the windshield wiper that Avdeev was heading up Mount Dana Couloir for the day to ski down Cocaine Chute. With the warmer temperatures, even in the higher elevations, snow conditions have been affected and several avalanches have been seen in this area over the past several weeks.

On Wednesday, Mono County Sheriff's Search and Rescue ground teams were dispatched to the Cocaine Chute area to start performing a lower chute search to see if they could locate Avdeev. The ground teams were unable to locate him.

On Thursday, additional resources were requested including a helicopter from Fallon Air Station, two rescue dog teams, and a mutual aid request for Inyo County Sheriff's and Yosemite Search and Rescue teams to help aid in the search efforts.
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Searchers look for missing skier


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mono County authorities were looking for a missing skier on Wednesday and Thursday after the man's vehicle was found on Tuesday afternoon.

On Tuesday at about 4:30 pm, Mono County Sheriff's Dispatch received a call regarding a black Honda Civic that had been parked near Poole Plant Road off Highway 120 West since April 19.

Mono County sheriff's deputies responded to the area and found a note left under the windshield wiper of the vehicle stating that a solo backcountry skier was heading up Mount Dana Couloir for the day to ski down Cocaine Chute. With the warmer temperatures, even in the higher elevations, snow conditions have been affected and several avalanches have been seen in this area over the past several weeks.

Boris Avdeev, 31, of Ann Arbor, Mich., an experienced backcountry skier, has not been heard from since setting out on his solo backcountry ski trip on April 19. On Wednesday, Mono County Sheriff's Search and Rescue ground teams were dispatched to the Cocaine Chute area to start performing a lower chute search to see if they could locate Avdeev. The ground teams were unable to locate him.

On Thursday, additional resources were requested including a helicopter from Fallon Air Station, two rescue dog teams, and a mutual aid request for Inyo County Sheriff's and Yosemite Search and Rescue teams to help aid in the search efforts.

Anyone with information that may aid the search teams, is asked to contact Mono County Sheriff's Department Dispatch at (760) 932-7549.
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