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Snowmobile legend Rob Kincaid remembered

Backcountry and hill climb professional spent his life outdoors.

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Rob Kincaid

A group of roughly 10 snowmobilers exploring the Palisades on Friday followed one of the most accomplished riders in the world, Rob Kincaid.

The 46-year-old Victor athlete went first down a slope and triggered an avalanche, Bonneville County Deputy Judd Aeschbacher said. The slide swept him up and ultimately claimed his life. One member of his party left to find authorities and the rest stayed behind to search for him.

Rob Kincaid

Rob Kincaid guns for the summit of Snow King Mountain in March 2018 while competing in the Pro Masters Stock division during the 42nd annual World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb. The popular Victor, Idaho, snowmachiner was killed Friday in an avalanche near Palisades Peak in the Snake River Range.

Contact Chance Q. Cook at 732-7065, sports@jhnewsandguide.com.

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Jack Nalley

So sad, thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

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