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Category Archives: Fatal
Officials are investigating a fatality on the Headwall of McKinley’s West Buttress.
Backcountry Accidents: Helicopter Rescue of Dog and Hikers in California, AT Accident in Maryland, Fatal Fall in Illinois
Here’s a round up of backcountry accidents in California, Maryland and Illinois.
International backcountry accident wrap up:
2006-02-22 Backcountry Accidents in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Australia, Spain
Accident reports as of February 22, 2006
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.
A climber abseiling down Tower Ridge approach to Ben Nevis was killed after falling 100 feet.
Climbers have discovered the skeletel remains of a hiker belived lost on Mount Cook in the 1980s.
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.
New Year’s Day avalanche killed two snowmobilers near Rocky Mountain National Park, officials said.
Patrick D. Niedringhaus, 18, was killed in an avalanche between Fourteeners Torreys Peak and Grays Peak.
SeattlePI reports Rev. Santos Teixeira fell 400 feet from Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park.
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.
Newsday reports Adam Barnes, 24, fell 100 feet at Sleeping Giant State Park near Hamden, CT.
Arizona Central reports Shelley Windsor, 31, of Mesa died last Saturday after falling more than 90 feet from a canyon wall at Paradise Forks, a popular climbing area 30 miles west of Flagstaff.
Wire services report Josef Alois Kasbaure, a 38-year-old radiologist from Wange, Germany, fell about 200 meters (650 feet) into a crevasse on Oct. 27 at an elevation of 6,600 meters (21,650 feet), while climbing 7,134-meter (23,400-foot) Mount Tilicho in Nepal.