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Tag Archives: Avalanches
Retired Marine Sgt. Keith Zeier was among 3 people injured January 17, 2013 in an 800 foot avalanche at Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington. Zeier was ice climbing in a fundraising effort at the time. Two other hikers were also … Continue reading
Various sites are showing dramatic photos and videos of an avalanche on the Nisqually Glacier on Rainier.
A slab avalanche on Mount Rainier on June 5 hit 11 climbers on the Ingraham Direct Route. 10 of the climbers were rescued. The 11th climber was not registered to climb. A US Army Reserve Helicopter from Fort Lewis removed … Continue reading
A Japanese story noting three middle aged climbers died in an Avalanche notes that middle aged climbers are more vulnerable to problems because they don’t know their strength is weakening.
Charlie Borgh, a former climbing ranger at Mount Rainier, died in an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.
International backcountry accident wrap up:
Reports on five surviving avalanches on Ben Nevis:
The alpinist and writer Pierre Chapoutot has been killed by an avalanche on the crÃƒÂªte de Lachat in the LauziÃƒÂ¨re range close to the ski resort of Valmorel. A climber of considerable repute he had opened a number of routes … Continue reading
Avalanches killed seven Czech tourists Saturday in Slovakia’s highest mountain range and a German man on a snowshoe tour a day earlier in Switzerland, officials said.