This site is for family, friends, and colleagues of Avner Magen to post their thoughts and memories of him. Avner died in a climbing accident on May 29, 2010, in Alaska.

Avner was a beloved and devoted father, husband and son; a terrifically warm, funny, and energetic person; a brilliant and creative researcher; and a wonderful friend and colleague.

Please share your stories, memories and words of support by sending an email to You may also post comments to any entry. Visit this Photo Site for a photo memorial of Avner and his family and friends. Instructions for adding pictures appear next to the album.

More details appear on the Avner Magen Memorial page.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Catherine Xiaowen

I'm so sorry to hear this tragic news. Avner was a great
father, a great friend, and a a great person. He love for
Nature will stay in many ways with his family, and with his

I'm so sorry for Ajelet. They were the best couple that I've
ever known. Be strong, please, Ajelet, if just for the kids.

He once took a series of pictures of a maple tree near UTS,
showing the changing color of the beautiful leaves. Now
whenever I pass that tree, I would remember him.

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