Shock And Awe: The Death Of Online Legend Scott Dinsmore

Scott Dinsmore

I lost a friend this weekend.

The world lost a vibrant, amazing, passionate teacher and thought leader.

Scott Dinsmore was the creator of the blog Live Your Legend and had a worldwide presence with his LYL communities in cities across the globe.

Scott and his wife Chelsea have been on a spectacular around the world tour, posting their various adventures along the way on Facebook and on his blog. Along with thousands of others, I've been following his extraordinary adventures and experiences as they move from town to town and country to country.

Scott died this weekend in an accident while hiking Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He was 33-years-old. This was his last post on Facebook before going off the grid with Chelsea to begin the hike:

Leaving Cappadocia in absolute awe, and realizing I never lost my childhood wonder for balloons (and caves). Floating up and down in one of these babies for an hour allowed us to catch 4 sunrises in one morning! (And take a nap at 7am. Onward to Tanzania and then Off The Grid as we head up Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Scott didn't lose his childhood wonder, and his joie de vivre was infectious. You wanted to be part of Scott's world. And he wanted everyone in the world to live with the same kind of passion and joy that infused his entire being and the way he lived his life.

Scott and I shared a passion for helping people discover their life passions and find meaningful work. We met several years ago when both of us were brand new bloggers, having joined the same blogging club and course. It was run by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (see Leo's beautiful tribute to Scott here). Leo and Scott both lived in San Fransisco and have become best friends over the last five years. (more…)