Monday, October 16, 2006

RIP Simon

The reality of mortality hit home today with the passing of Simon Vos, one of my buddies from when I used to rock climb in sunny QLD. Simon was a genuinely nice, cheerful and enthusiastic person who spent so much of his own time patiently teaching others the basics of his two passions, rock climbing and kayaking. His love for the outdoors was only surpassed by his poor taste in trousers.

Unfortunately, an accident while kayaking on the weekend claimed his life. He'll be missed by his family, friends and the Queensland climbing and kayaking communities. He was 24.

Loving tributes at

Photos by manacubus

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