Category Archives: Fatal

Scout Group Struck By Lightning on Whitney Climb

The San Francisco Chronicle reports a Scout leader was killed in a lightning strike at 10,500 feet on Mount Whitney.

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Turkey To Prosecute Iranian Climbing Party in Fatal Ararat Climb

Iranmania reports Turkey will prosecure Iranian climbers after one of the party was killed on Mount Ararat.

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4 Fatalities Feared in Avalanche on Mount Belukha in Russia

Mosnews reports four are feared to have died in an avalanche on 14,800-foot Mount Belukha in southern Russia

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Fatal 700 Foot Fall After Climb on Three Fingered Jack in Oregon

KGW reports a 23-year-old college student fellow 700 feet while returning to the trail after a climb of Three-Fingered Jack in Linn County, Oregon.

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Fatality on Thunder Mountain, Alaska

WCCO reports Nick Masciopinto of Minneapolis fell while descending Thunder Mountain near Juneau, Alaska.

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2 Fatalities on Most Difficult Ushba Route in Georgia’s Caucasus reports two Georgian climbers from a Georgian-Dutch expedition perished on the 4,710-meter Ushba mountain in Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains.

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Sixth Water/Snowmelt Fatality in Sequoia National Park

The AP reports there have been 6 water/snowmelt fatalities in Sequoia National Park following the record snows this winter.

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3 Fatalities as 16,000 Including President Climb Ukraine’s Highest Mountain Hoverla

KVIPost reports three people died while climbing Ukraine’s highest point Hoverla to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this ex-Soviet republic’s declaration of sovereignty.

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Heat Fatalities in Grand Canyon and Lake Powell

Heat was blamed for hiking fatalities in the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell

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Fatal Fall on Ron Coleman Trail in El Paso’s Franklin Mountains

The Houston Chronicle reports a woman fell 100 feet while attempting to cross from McKelligon Canyon Park to the Franklin Mountains by El Paso.

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3 Fatalities on Sharkfin Tower in Worst Accident in Mountaineers History

Two Mountaineers instructors were killed on Sharkfin Tower in the North Cascades — the worst accident in the Club’s history.

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400 Foot Fatal Fall on Mount Smuts in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Alberta

CTV reports Gregg Belliveau fell nearly 400 feet while hiking Mount Smuts in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Alberta.

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70 Foot Fatal Fall on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina

WCNC reports a rope snapped resulting in a 70 foot fatal fall on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.

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Fatal 50 Foot Fall at Annapolis Rock on AT in Maryland

The AP reports Matthew J. All fell 50 feet from Annapolis Rock off the AT in South Mountain State Park in near Boonsboro, Maryland.

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Fatal 300 Foot Fall on Cloudveil Dome in Tetons

The AP reports Heather L. Paul, 34, of Jackson, died while descending Cloudveil Dome with a partner.

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