Vale Bob McMahon

Bob at Pavement

It was with deep sadness that I attended the funeral of Bob McMahon in Launceston today.  I worked with Bob at Tasmanian Expeditions in the late 1990’s and Tasmania has certainly lost one of its true characters.

Bob was such a vivacious man who touched so many – I can still hear his infectious laugh.  He inspired, motivated and lived by his convictions and beliefs.  His written word, his adventurous spirit, his exploratory drive and his passion for the environment led to an incredible amount of achievements throughout his life.

Check out this WILD article that best sums up Bob as we all knew him.


Photos sourced from:  My Tasmania and Tap Vision.

2 comments on “Vale Bob McMahon

  1. Tim
    Saturday, 27 April 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    I didn’t know Bob nearly as well as you Larn, however I was really shocked when I was flicking through the pages of the Mercury last week and read about his passing away. Like so many people, I first met Bob when I was about 16 or 17 on an adult ed rock climbing course, he was a very inspirational man and I remember spending some time with him on climbs in the gorge and at white water wall. I agree, Tasmania has lost one of its true characters. I am glad that I had the opportunity to meet him and to be introduced to climbing by such a man.

    • Larni Davies
      Saturday, 27 April 2013 at 9:21 pm #

      Yes Tim – a big shock and a huge loss. His service was very emotional. He meant a lot of things to so many people. L

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