Two of the men who died in a backcountry avalanche Sunday at Stevens Pass had roots in the South Sound.
Chris Rudolph, 30, was a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and Jim Jack, 46, was a product of Lakewood’s Lakes High.
Both learned to ski as children, were experienced in the backcountry and understood well the risk of their sport. John Brenan, 41, was a Peshastin resident who moved to Washington from Colorado.
Rudolph grew up near Lake Tahoe and moved to Northwest to attend UPS. Shortly after graduating he was hired at Stevens Pass in 2005. …