Thursday, 3 October 2019
Obituary - Anton Coberger
I was saddened to read in the Star today that Anton Coberger died on 21 September. Anton will be remembered for his contribution to skiing and the Coberger mountaineering and skiing shop in Cramner Square. Anton and his siblings lived in Arthurs Pass and did their schooling by correspondence and were very active members of the ski club at Temple Basin. Many of us have fond memories of his father Oscar, who was also a very active skier and climber and buying equipment from Oscar and Anton. His daughter, Annelise became the first Southern Hemisphere athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics when she won a silver in the slalom at the 1992 games. In 2004 his very close friend and leading NZ climber of the 60s and 70s Lyn Crawford died and Anton wrote a very moving obituary for Lyn in the 2004 NZAJ and detailed the many climbs they did in their twilight years. R.I.P Anton.