Recent graduate dies in mountaineering accident

July 5, 2014, 1:45 a.m.

Stanford co-terminal student Bryant Tan ’14 died in a mountaineering accident on June 29 while hiking alone in Triglav National Park in Slovenia.

Tan had fallen and broken his leg while descending the Triglav peak, and rescuers could not reach him until four hours later due to bad weather. The cause of death was determined to be hypothermia.

Tan graduated in June with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering and was also the recipient of the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award. During his time at Stanford, he was involved with the Stanford Solar Car Project and had worked at SpaceX since 2013.

In memory of their son, Tan’s parents have created a website where family and friends can share stories about Tan.

“We have been devastated by his passing and take great comfort from the outpouring of support from friends who have known Bryant,” his parents wrote in an email to The Daily.

Friends who wish to communicate with Tan’s parents or contribute a post to the website can send messages to [email protected].

This post will be updated.


Kylie Jue '17 was the Editor-in-Chief for Vol. 250. She first became involved with The Daily as a high school intern and now is a CS+English major at Stanford. A senior from Cupertino, California, she has also worked a CS 106 section leader. To contact Kylie, email her at kyliej ‘at’

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