Tag Archives: Fatal accidents

Legendary Climber Chad Kellogg Killed in Patagonia, Argentina Accident

Legendary climber Chad Kellogg of Seattle was killed Friday, Feb. 14 when he was hit by a rock while climbing Mount Fitz Roy, in the Patagonia region of Argentina. Among his other accomplishments was a claimed record roundtrip climb of … Continue reading

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Whitney Hiker in Fall Fatality

Yukio Kato was killed in a 200 foot fall on the trail (at 13,500 feet) on the trail back from the Whitney summit to the trailhead about 1:30 p.m., Sunday, September 1. Officials were unable to recover his body until … Continue reading

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Polish Military Officer Killed on Climbers Left Chute on Mount Hood

Authorities report 32-year-old Sebastian Kinasiewic, a Polish military officer, was killed on Mount Hood. His body was discovered at 9500 feet in the couloir Climbers Left Chute

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Body of Hiker Missing in 2007 Snowstorm Found on Mauna Kea

The body of Brian Patrick Murphy who disappeared in a snowstorm on Mauna Kea in 2007 has been identified after being discovered in a remote area of the mountain at 12,000 feet.

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Ice Cave Collapse Kills Mount Hood Snowboarder

An ice cave collapse on the White River Glacier killed snowboarde Collin Backowski. Officials noted warm weather has contributed to instability on the mountain. Rescuers find body of Mt. Hood snowboarder – Yahoo! News.

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A pregnant woman and her friend got lost hiking and were rescued only to drown hours later in car accident – NYPOST.com

Here’s a sad and bizarre story of Amy Stiner, 37, of Machias, and Melissa Moyer, 38, of Sunbury, Pa., who got lost at Roque Bluffs State Park in Maine and were rescued. Later on the same day they got lost … Continue reading

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Randy Udall of Udall political clan found dead after entering Wyoming’s Elkhart trailhead

Randy Udall, of the powerful Udall political family was found dead July 3 after a week search of the Wind Rivers backcountry. Udall had entered via the Elkhart trail head on June 20 and was supposed to return on June … Continue reading

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Body spotted on Mt. Hood believed that of climber

A body found by a helicopter on Mount Hood at 8,400 feet on Sandy Glacier is believed to be that of missing climber Kinley Adams who has been missing since June 22. Rescue operations were hampered first by bad weather … Continue reading

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Houston Chronicle on Coverage of Rescue of Texas Rainier Climbers That Led to Death of Rainier Ranger

The Houston Chronicle has thorough coverage and photos of the 2012 rescue on Rainier of a Texas climbing party that led to the accident of one of the rangers rescuing them. Timeline: Tragedy on Mt. Rainier – Houston Chronicle.

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German climber dies on Alaska’s Mount McKinley of cardiac arrest – first fatality of 2013 season

59 year old Klaus Bielstein of Muenster, Germany collapsed and died on Mount McKinley at the 13,500 foot level. He is the first fatality of the 2013 season. German climber dies on Alaska's Mount McKinley – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Alaska … Continue reading

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