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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. Like … Continue reading

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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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4 McKinley Climbers Presumed Dead in Avalanche

Four members of the Miyagi Workers Alpine Federation were presumed killed in an avalanche on Thursday, June 14, 2012. The climbers are 64-year-old Yoshiaki Kato, 50-year-old Masako Suda, 56-year-old Michiko Suzuki, and 63-year-old Tamao Suzuki. Like this:Like Loading…

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Finnish Skiier Killed While Skiing Down Mount McKinley

Finnish skiier Ilkka Uusitalo was killed May 23, 2012 on Mount McKinley as he attempted to ski down a chute at 17,800 feet. His body was flown off the mountain. He is the second fatality on McKinley during this climbing … Continue reading

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Unroped Climber Falls to Death While Attempting to Retrieve Backpack on McKinley

German climber Steffen Machulka fell to his death while attempting to retrieve a backpack on that had started to slide on May 18, 2012. He was not roped to fellow climbers in an area on the West Buttress at 16,200 … Continue reading

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Investigation Into How McKinley Climber Perished While Following Guide’s Orders and Another Climber Ignoring the Orders Survived

The Alaska Dispatch has an amazing investigation into the May 2011 death of Beat Neiderer on Mount McKinley. Neiderer had stayed at Denali Pass to award rescue on his guide’s instructions and wound up freezing to death while another injured … Continue reading

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Fatality on Mount Hood on Feburary 6, 2012

The body of 32-year-old Jared Townsley was found on February 7 at about 9,200-feet on Mount Hood. He had been reported missing on February 6 after not returning. Like this:Like Loading…

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Man Killed in Fall From Gannett Peak Summit

Don Scott, 63, from Boise died in a fall from Gannett Peak. He fell while standing on top of Gannett Peak. Strong winds have prevented helicopters from recovering his body. Like this:Like Loading…

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