2006-02-22 Backcountry Accidents in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Australia, Spain


Accident reports as of February 22, 2006

3 lost hikers hunker down in Tomboy
Telluride Daily Planet – Telluride,CO,USA
“I’ve never been so scared for my life before,” said Anna Marie Eyre, one of the hikers. The other two hikers were Josh Nichols and Noah Gregory.

Missing hiker found dead
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
— A hiker reported overdue near Mount Dickerman in Snohomish County was found dead by searchers, the second death in the area in nearly two weeks.
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Second man dies hiking on mountain
The Herald – Everett,WA,USA
Sgt. Ty Trenary of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The man was believed to have been hiking alone, Trenary said. On Monday

Spanish Blizzard Kills Two Climbers
All Headline News – USA
Madrid, Spain (AHN) — A leading UK green energy expert and his partner are dead after being trapped in a blizzard on the mountains of northern Spain.
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Climber Badly Injured In Fall At Mission Trails
NBC Sandiego.com – San Diego,CA,USA
SAN DIEGO — A rock climber had to be rescued with a helicopter over the weekend after falling and suffering serious head injuries.

Two lost hikers found, treated
WAVY-TV – Portsmouth,VA,USA
ROANOKE, Va. Authorities say rescue workers found two lost hikers on the Appalachian Trail over the weekend and safely escorted them off the trail.

Climbers found hungry but uninjured
NEWS.com.au – Australia
TWO climbers found after becoming lost on a mountain in Tasmania’s north-east have been praised for staying put and waiting to be rescued.

2 British climbers die in Spain’s Europa Peaks
Xinhua – China
19 (Xinhuanet) — Two British climbers died while climbing a mountain in the Europa Peaks National Park in north Spain, according to a statement published on

Lost Hiker Rescued In Borrego
San Diego Headline News – San Diego,CA,USA
SAN DIEGO, CA – (2-21-06) A hiker who thought he was taking a short cut was rescued from a mountain near Anza-Borrego State Park.
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Missing hiker found safe, fell on ice
Katu.com – Portland,OR,USA
By Anna Song. YACOLT, Wash. – Rescue teams found a missing hiker who had spent the night outside in freezing temperatures. Paul Turner
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