Michel Sigo Killed in Savoie Avalanche

Michel “Sigo” de Bernardy de Sigoyer, a well known and loved 54 year old Grenoble man was caught in an avalanche while ski touring in the Lauzière massive. 

He was found in a state of hypothermia and cardiac arrest but his heart was restarted after a long effort by rescuers.  He was transported to hospital at Moutiers and later to Grenoble but was taken off life support at 4pm the next day when a EEG showed no brain activity.

Michel Sigo was one of the pioneers of extreme ski in the region during an era when many of the routes implied a serious engagement.  Outside of skiing Sigo had stayed true to the ideas of his youth and was a strong activist in the area of anti-globalisation.  He had recently started a Web site which his family plan to maintain.

abridged from Voldia Shahshahani

Posted by davidof on Thursday, 07 February, 2002 at 06:20 PM

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