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

International backcountry accident wrap up:



Hiker breaks leg, crawls five miles to safety on Vancouver Island

Seattle Times – United States



PORT HARDY, BC – A man who broke his leg hiking near the remote northwest

tip of Vancouver Island crawled about five miles through the woods to a

beach and

Injured hiker plucked to safety
CBC British Columbia – Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada



A Canadian Forces search-and-rescue helicopter has picked up an injured

hiker in the rugged Cape Scott area at the northern end of Vancouver Island.

Climbers buried under ice in Upper Khumbu
Gorkhapatra – Kathmandu,Nepal



KATHMANDU, April 22: Three Sherpa climbers ?Ang Phinjo Sherpa, Lakpa

Tseri Sherpa and Dawa Temba Sherpa of Solukhumbu were buried under an ice

debris, in the ..

A TEENAGE climber from West Yorkshire has died after falling more …
News & Star – Carlisle,Cumbria,UK



The 19-year-old man was climbing with his brother yesterday on Dow

Crag near the old mines in Coniston when they both fell. The …


dies after rockface fall


ic Wales – United Kingdom

A hiker has died after falling more than 200ft down a rockface while

walking on Snowdonia, police said today. The 29-year-old man …

Two German climbers killed in French Alps mishap

Hindu – Chennai,India



Chamonix, April. 18 (AP): Two German climbers were killed when the

ice shelf they were scaling collapsed in the French Alps, the mountain

rescue service said.

Huge, hurtling log kills hiker

News24 – South Africa



PLettenberg Bay – A woman member of a hiking group on the picturesque

Tsitsikamma trail was killed when a “runaway tree” rolled down an incline

and hit her.

and hit her.