Japanese Report: Middle Aged More Likely for Backcountry Accidents

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.

Middle-aged climbers putting themselves at risk
The Daily Yomiuri – Osaka,Japan

Following a flurry of avalanche accidents in the Northern Japanese Alps, local residents have been warning climbers not to play about as they descend the

Middle-aged people whose strength is on the wane climb snow-covered mountains in small groups, and push themselves too hard too quickly. At the planning stage, they’re already creating a risk of accidents,” Maruyama said. Here’s a summary of international accidents including three killed in a Japan accident and a rescue in Australia.
Nagano avalanche claims three hikers

The Japan Times – Japan

Two women and a man were killed Monday when they were caught in an avalanche in Nagano Prefecture, police said. The incident occurred

Avalanche buries four in central Japan; one hiker rescued
Hindu – Chennai,India

Tokyo, May 1 (AP): Rescuers found one buried hiker but searched for three other people covered in snow on Monday when an avalanche struck a mountain in central

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Four climbers winched to safety
Sunshine Coast Daily – Queensland,Australia

They became stuck 120 metres above the base, unable to move up or down the second highest mountain in the Glasshouse Mountains National Park and were forced to

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