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

International backcountry accident wrap up:
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2006-02-22 Backcountry Accidents in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Australia, Spain


Accident reports as of February 22, 2006
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Fatal Fall on Lanin Volcano


Luis de Carlos, 60, from Naremburn in Sydney’s north, is believed to have blown off the Lanin volcano, near the border of Chile and Argentina in the Patagonian region.
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Abseiler Killed in Ben Nevis 100 Foot Plunge


A climber abseiling down Tower Ridge approach to Ben Nevis was killed after falling 100 feet.
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Body of 1980s Hiker Found on Godley Glacier on Mount Cook


Climbers have discovered the skeletel remains of a hiker belived lost on Mount Cook in the 1980s.
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7 Fatalities on Slovakia'a Highest Mountain Range


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.
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2 Snowmobiler Fatalities Near Rocky Mountain National Park


New Year’s Day avalanche killed two snowmobilers near Rocky Mountain National Park, officials said.
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Fatal Avalanche Between Fourteeners Torreys Peak and Grays Peak


Patrick D. Niedringhaus, 18, was killed in an avalanche between Fourteeners Torreys Peak and Grays Peak.
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Clergyman Accused in Washington Rape in 400 Foot Fatal Plunge at Sequoia National Park


SeattlePI reports Rev. Santos Teixeira fell 400 feet from Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park.
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Fatal Bouldering Accident at Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania


WNEP reports Sarae Rinker, 18, was killed when a boulder she was climbing shifted at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Rinker was pinned for more than three hours.
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