Robb Gaffney on my last ski day with him, on my birthday, January 19, 2023.

By Rob McCormick

Beloved Tahoe local, Robb Gaffney, lost his four-year battle with Leukemia on September 22, 2023. Robb was a longtime friend of SBDC contributors, Rob and Susan McCormick, and frequently featured in this blog. Robb was more than an amazing skier, he was an amazing person.

New residents of North Lake Tahoe: Robb Gaffney and Rob McCormick in Olympic Valley, October 1994.

Melissa Siig from Moonshine Ink asked me to write a piece on Robb after his passing.

Rob Gaffney and Rob McCormick

Remembering a Friend: Going High and Deep with Robb Gaffney – Moonshine Ink


Who will get picked up first? Hitchhiking at Berthoud Pass circa 1992.


Robb Gaffney in Granite Chief Wilderness March 2019


I wrote about one of my favorite adventures with Robb, in a zone we call  the Land of the Lost, back in 2013. 


Robb’s celebration of life at Olympic Valley Stables on October 6, 2023.



My signed copy of Squallywood.