Wayne Flann Death – Wayne Flann, the 32-year veteran of the Whistler/Blackcomb ski patrol has passed away unexpectedly. Avalanche blogger Wayne Flann was announced dead by those affected by her passing. There was no cause of death reported for Wayne Flann at the time of this publication. However, his family has confirmed the heartbreaking news. Thoughts and prayers are with his friends, family, and community during this difficult time.
“Very sad to hear about the passing of Wayne “Wango” Flann, he was a close family friend and local legend to all that enjoy adventuring beyond the ski area boundary. I’m reminded of the many powder stashes he introduced us to over the years of skiing at Whistler and the many lessons of safe backcountry travel.
Merlin’s won’t be the same without him.”
Who was Wayne Flann?
In addition to his service as a veteran of the Whistler/Blackcomb ski patrol for 32 years, Wayne Flann was also a licensed paramedic, a long line rescue technician since 1986, and a safety consultant for the film industry for the past 28 years. He was a Professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association, a Level 2 member of the Canadian Ski Guides Association, a member of Whistler Search & Rescue, and the Canadian Ski Guides Association.
Flann began writing on his blog in the fall of 2011, and he has been putting in a lot of effort ever since then because he is concerned about the well-being of people who travel into the winter wilderness. Since 1980, Wayne has been serving in his current role as an employee of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler.
After falling in love with the way of life in the mountains, he has spent the past 37 years living, working, and playing there. He is an avid skier, a volunteer with Whistler Search and Rescue, and a dedicated blogger. For the past five years, he has been spreading awareness about mountain safety on his avalanche blog.
Obituary and Funeral arrangements for Wayne Flann have not been made by the family.
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