Category Archives: Accidents

Lightning Fatality at Baxter State Park

Boston.com reports a lightning strike killed 24-year-old Evans Huber of Peak’s Island at the Katahdin Stream campground on August 26 and hurt his brother 18-year-old Emmett Huber.

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Hiker Struck By Lightning at 2:40 PM on Mount Elbert Descent

News reports indicate that 28-year-old Justin Eggleston was struck in the head by lightning about 2:40 p.m., Sunday, Aug 15 while coming off Mount Elbert.

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Searchers Seek Lost Victims on Mount Hood

Oregon searchers try again to find climbers’ bodies on Mount Hood Houston Chronicle, United States – Jul 10, 2007 Seven months after three climbers died during a storm on Oregon’s Mount Hood, rescue workers are making plans to search for … Continue reading

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Boulder Pins Woman on Mount Hood

Hiker Airlifted off Mount Hood After Boulder Pins Her Foot FOX News – 6 hours ago After nearly five hours on Mount Hood, Emily Vansteenwyk’s companions tried again to use a log and a rock to nudge the boulder off … Continue reading

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Fatality at McKinley Headwall

Officials are investigating a fatality on the Headwall of McKinley’s West Buttress.

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2 Injured in 500 Foot Fall Into Devil’s Kitchen on Mount Hood Involving Three Parties

Two were injured in a 500 foot fall on Mount Hood into Devil’s Kitchen involving three parties.

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Backcountry Accidents: Fatalities at Mount Gilip, Colorado and Leonard Harrison Park in New York

Man falls to death on Mt. Gilpin Durango Herald – Durango,CO,USA A Fort Collins man spending Father’s Day climbing Mt. … David Lauer, 64, was climbing the 13,694-foot peak with Anna Milburn-Lauer. … Marine dies in fall at park Elmira … Continue reading

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3 Hurt in 500 Foot Mount Hood Fall

Three were hurt in a 500 foot Mount Hood fall.

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Rainier Fatality

A woman was found at the base of a waterfall on the southwest slope of Rainier.

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Backcountry Accidents: Four Peaks, Arizona and Franklin Mountains, Texas

Backcontry Accidents: Fatalitie in Four Peaks Wilderness in Arizona and Franklin Mountains of Texas.

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Accidents: Fatality at Big Bradley Falls North Carolina and South Sister Oregon Rescue

Backcountry accident reports: Big Bradley Falls and South Sister, Oregon.

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Accidents: PCT and Mount Bona Fatalities, Bicyclist Bear Encounter in Banff

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Everest Roundup: Playboy Bunny, Double Amputee and Oldest Summit

Highlights thus far in the Everest 2006 season: the climb by a Playboy bunny, a double amputee, the oldest summiter (70), and the 16th climb by a sherpa.

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World Backcountry Accidents in South Africa, Mount Lhotse, Everest, Russia

Here is the May 13 round up of backcountry accidents in South Africa, Mount Lhotse, Everest, Russia

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Backcountry Accidents in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah

Here’s the May 13, 2006 round up of backcountry accidents Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah.

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