Fatal Fall on Goat Mountain, Oregon

KOIN reports Curtis Charles Meister fell 100-150 feet to his death on Goat Mountain, outside Estacada, Oregon.

The friends said they were all hiking when Meister said he wanted to climb down the cliff. He lost his grip and fell 150-200 feet to the ground below. He suffered an extensive head wound.


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Backcountry Ski Photographer Warren Skoog Fatality on Mount Mercedario in Argentina

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Carl Warren Skoog, 46, said to be one of the world’s best backcountry ski photographers died while descending the steep southern face of 22,210-foot Mount Mercedario in the Argentine Andes.
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Father and Son in Mystery 200 Foot Fall on Bridge Near Mammoth Springs in Yellowstone

Police are investigating the mystery 200 foot plunge from a bridge of a father and son at Yellowstone.
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30 Foot Fatal Fall at Canyon Falls, Michigan

WLNS reports Debra Murray fell 30 feet while hiking in Canyon Falls Park in Baraga County in Michigan.
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Soloist on Slab Route on Half Dome is Yosemite’s Sixth Fatality This Season

The AP reports a soloist on Yosemite’s Half Dome was the park’s sixth fatality this season.
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Man Wearing Only Cotton Hypothermia Fatality in Alaska Range

Various sources report Steven Lynch, 54, died from hypothermia while climbing in the Alaska range.
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6 Avalanche Fatalities on Chaukhamba

Sify reports six soldiers from India were swept away in an avalanche on 7,163 metre high Chaukhamba.
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Granite Hiker in Fatal Plunge Apparently While Taking Photos Near Mystic Lake

The Billings Gazette reports the body of a hiker climbing Granite was found in a canyon about 3 miles from Mystic Lake.
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Lightning Fatality in Tent at Killarney Provincial Park in Canada

Sootoday reports Victor Rossokhaty was killed by a lightning strike on their tent at Topaz Lake on the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in the Killarney Provincial Park in Canada.
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Fatal Fall on Bishop Peak in California

The Tribune reports Jefferson Adam Bruckner fell between 50 and 80 feet from a ledge on Bishop Peak in California.
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Brit Foreign Secretary Robin Cook Who Opposed Iraq War Fatality on Ben Stack in Scotland

The BBC reports Robin Cook collapsed on the 2,365 foot Ben Stack in Scotland.
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First Active Duty Ranger Fatality in Rocky Mountain National Park

Longmontfyi reports the body of the first climbing ranger to perish on active duty in Rocky Mountain National Park has been found near Spectacle Lakes, southeast of Ypsilon Mountain.
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2 Fatalities in Mount Robson Avalanche in Canada

Banffcragcanyon reports two Europeans were killed in an avalanche on Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
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60 Foot Fall on Rodeo Wall in Snake River Canyon in Wyoming

JHZone reports Sandra Edmiston, 22, fell 60 feet during a rappel down Rodeo Wall in Snake River Canyon in Wyoming.


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Hiker Swept Over Yosemite’s Vernal Fall

Chintan Chokshi, 24, was swept 300 feet over Yosemite’s Vernal Fall after jumping a fence.
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