Los Angles: Doug Walker, an early US high- tech pioneer and an avid outdoor enthusiast has been killed in an apparent avalanche. Walker, 64, disappeared while hiking with a group of friends at the Granite Mountain Trail, about 72 km southeast of Seattle, California.
The King County Sheriff’s Office found his body during a search along a route that he had apparently traversed many times. The American Alpine Club, for which Walker served as president, confirmed Walker’s death.
Sheriff’s Sergeant Cindi West said that “he was found in ... a debris field, which would be consistent with an avalanche having occurred, so that’s one possible scenario of what happened.”
Walker, originally from South Carolina, moved to Seattle to attend graduate school at the University of Washington. In 1981, he co-founded Walker, Richter and Quinn (WRQ), a software firm that helped companies connect desktops with large mainframe computers.
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