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Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 13, 2012 - 11:17am PT
Austin Post, author of the book Glacier Ice, died yesterday morning. He'd been in declining health for some time.

His book inspired many, many people: great new climbing lines; superb documentation of western glaciers; encouraged some people to become glaciologists; and inspired many photographers, such as John Scurlock and Steph Abegg. It's the end of an era.
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Nov 13, 2012 - 12:52pm PT
Sad news, but what a rich life. His images of the Sierra lauched thousands of adventures, I'm sure.
TY
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 13, 2012 - 01:02pm PT
A biographical article about Post by John Scurlock, published a few years ago, and including photos. Turns out that he never finished high school.

http://www.mountaineers.org/nwmj/07/071_Post2.html
http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20040721&slug=post21m
gf

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 01:38pm PT
I loved his work as a youngster -still do
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 02:12pm PT
Tricouni Press will be doing a book on western glaciers, written by John Clague and Brian Menounos. It won't be a repeat of Austin Post but his influence will show, and we'll probably use a few of his photos (and some from John Scurlock). Projected publication date is 2014.
Andrew Barnes

Ice climber
Albany, NY
Nov 13, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
Rest in peace.
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