Obituary – Russell Braddock

Russell Braddock

Russell BraddockThe Kiwi mountaineering community was hit this week of the sad news Russell Braddock, a well known and respected mountain guide, was killed in an avalanche in France.

Russell came from Taranaki, and learnt his mountain skills as a member of the TAC in the late ‘70’s and early 80’s. Originally trained as an accountant, he decided to “Live the Dream” and pursue a career in mountain guiding, to the envy of many of us who knew him.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those he left behind.

NZ Herald – ‘One of NZ’s best’ killed in avalanche on Mont Blanc du Tacul

Taranaki Daily News – NZ alpine community mourns guide Russell Braddock killed in France