Derrik Flahive Memorial

On April 21st, fifteen students divided into three teams of five ventured to Mt. Washington, NH to compete in the annual Tuckerman Inferno as a memorial to Colby student Derrik Flahive.  Derrik was an incredible person and a great friend. Tragically he passed away last semester while studying abroad in Chile. You can read more about Derrik’s incredible life at

The Tuckerman Inferno is an annual pentathlon that takes place on Mt. Washington and in the Mt. Washington valley. The event consists of an 8.3-mile run, 6-mile kayak, 18-mile bike, 3.5-mile hike, then a sprint to the top of Tuckerman Ravine followed by a giant slalom ski race to the base of the bowl. The race is done in relay style with one member of each team doing a certain leg. All teams finished the race and had a fantastic time doing it.

In the end this event raised over $2500 for Derrik Flahive’s charity, Sin Represas. It was a great way to commemorate Derrik’s phenomenal life. A special thanks to President Bro Adams and SGA for making everything possible. We couldn’t have done it without them.