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Bruce Grant — Queenstown, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
S 45° 02.327 E 168° 39.510
59G E 315578 N 5010074
Quick Description: Olympic skier, mountaineering great, extreme sportsman and extraordinary individual.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/20/2010 1:50:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM83G8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Rabbitto
Views: 5

Long Description:
The plaque reads:


Son of Queenstown

"You achieved your life vision to stand on the summit of K2 (Pakistan)"

Succumbed to the wrath of nature on descent

13 August 1995

Aged 31 Years

This simple memorial to a modern day adventurer is an understatement to the influence Bruce Grant had on this outdoor activity orientated community. After his death a trust was established in Grant's name to encourage the youth of Queenstown to achieve their goals and aspirations. Since 1995 the Bruce Grant Youth Trust has contributed $200,000 to various people and groups from the region.

According to the Bruce Grant Youth Trust website:

Olympic skier, mountaineering great, extreme sportsman and extraordinary individual, Bruce Grant was a Queenstown adventurer whose special attitude to life touched a community and provide inspiration to local young people.

Bruce died after reaching the summit of K2 in the Himalayas on August 13, 1995. His death had a devastating effect on the Queenstown community and a trust was set up to preserve his legacy and to recognise the efforts of young people who displayed a similar passion for life and desire to achieve.

Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

Location: Queenstown Gardens

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