Tag Archives: Accidents

2 Rescues in 2 Weeks on Borah

Kenneth Lissner of Tampa was airlifted from Borah on Wedneday, August 10 after he used his satellite phone to report he was hypothermic at 12:30 a.m. Two Bear Air Rescue from Kalispell, Montana picked him up at 6:15 a.m. and … Continue reading

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19-Year Old Granite Peak Climber in Critical Condition

Thomas Craig Pfeifle, 19, of Rapid City, was airlifted near the summit of Granite Peak on Monday, August 8, following an accident and is in critical condition after being moved to Seattle. He was rescued at 12,200 feet of the … Continue reading

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Fiery Plane Crash on Guadalupe

Guadalupe Mountain National Park has temporarily closed its trails following a small plane crash near the summit. Fire was reported seen at the summit and the debris field is reported to be a half mile wide. Because the crash was … Continue reading

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3 Injured in 50 Foot Fall Into Emmons Glacier on Rainier

Three climbers fell 50 feet into Emmons Glacier about 3:30 a.m., Sunday, September 1. The three were airlifted separately. Two of them are critically injured.

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Katahdin airlifted after rock gives way on Hunt Trail

Ned Hamara was airlifted from 3,900 feet on Katahdin after being hit on the head with a rock on Monday, July 1 after he grabbed a rock on the Hunt Trail. Katahdin hiker hit by falling rock | wcsh6.com.

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Missing hiker found, treated for dehydration after going down wrong side of Boundary Peak

A 54 year old hiker who went down the wrong side of Boundary Park got stranded but called 911 which gave him directions to the trail. When they didn’t return the next day two helicopters were dispatched to find him. … Continue reading

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Missoula ice climbers survive fall from Mount Rainier cliff

3 climbers survived a fall from just below the Rainier summit on the Liberty Cap route. One of the climbers “tomahawked” several hundred feet down the mountain.Missoula ice climbers survive fall from Mount Rainier cliff. Facebook discussion

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4 Missing on Mount Rainier After Being Missing for a Week

Hope is dwindling on finding 4 climbers reported missing for more than a week on Mount Rainier on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. They are Mark Vucich, 37, of San Diego, and Michelle Trojanowski, 30, of Atlanta. The two were planning … Continue reading

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Couple Blames Park Service for Not Properly Warning of Whitney Hazards

This report seems to be somewhat ambiguous on the details but a couple who were injured on Whitney are blaming the park service for not properly signing the dangers.

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Record 14 Fatalities in Yosemite This Year

A record number of 14 people have died in Yosemite accidents this year.

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