International Backcountry Accidents – Vancouver, Sherpas, Snowdonia, France, South Africa

International backcountry accident wrap up:

Hiker breaks leg, crawls five miles to safety on Vancouver Island
Seattle Times – United States

PORT HARDY, BC – A man who broke his leg hiking near the remote northwest
tip of Vancouver Island crawled about five miles through the woods to a
beach and

Injured hiker plucked to safety
CBC British Columbia – Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada

A Canadian Forces search-and-rescue helicopter has picked up an injured
hiker in the rugged Cape Scott area at the northern end of Vancouver Island.

Climbers buried under ice in Upper Khumbu
Gorkhapatra – Kathmandu,Nepal

KATHMANDU, April 22: Three Sherpa climbers ?Ang Phinjo Sherpa, Lakpa
Tseri Sherpa and Dawa Temba Sherpa of Solukhumbu were buried under an ice
debris, in the ..

A TEENAGE climber from West Yorkshire has died after falling more …
News & Star – Carlisle,Cumbria,UK

The 19-year-old man was climbing with his brother yesterday on Dow
Crag near the old mines in Coniston when they both fell. The …


dies after rockface fall

ic Wales – United Kingdom
A hiker has died after falling more than 200ft down a rockface while
walking on Snowdonia, police said today. The 29-year-old man …

Two
German climbers killed in French Alps mishap

Hindu – Chennai,India

Chamonix, April. 18 (AP): Two German climbers were killed when the
ice shelf they were scaling collapsed in the French Alps, the mountain
rescue service said.

Huge,
hurtling log kills hiker

News24 – South Africa

PLettenberg Bay – A woman member of a hiking group on the picturesque
Tsitsikamma trail was killed when a “runaway tree” rolled down an incline
and hit her.

and hit her.

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