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Category Archives: Helicopter Rescues
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.
Tucson hiker fell 30 feet at Seven Falls on Monday, requiring a dramatic, four-hour helicopter rescue.
Boston.com reports Steven Mazerolle, 52, of China, broke his leg while climbing a steep snow and ice covered portion of the Appalachian Trail on Mount Cranberry in was with two others on Saturday when he fell on ice- and snow-covered … Continue reading
KVOA reports Walthand Mooseman fell 25 feet while climbing Mount Lemmon near Windy Point in Arizona.
Prague Monitor reports winter climbers in the Czech Republic can pay $52 to guarantee helicopter rescues.
WQAD reports Anthony Brandon, of Dubuque was airlifted on Grand Teton after falling 65 feet.
KING5 reports the Oregon National Guard airlifted two hikers off of Emmons Glacier on Rainier.
The Statesman-Journal reports a helicopter rescued Joan Ding near the summit of Mout Washington, Oregon, after she fel 15 feet breaking her leg and finger.
The AP reports Matthew J. All fell 50 feet from Annapolis Rock off the AT in South Mountain State Park in near Boonsboro, Maryland.
A climber survived a fall on the eight pitch of the East Buttress Route on El Capitan in Yosemite.
11 visitors were injured in a lightning strike at Old Faithful in Yellowstone.
The Seattle Times reports Mike Berry fell 1,000 feet at Gibralter Chute on Rainier.
Everestnews is reporting that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has said the pilot of the Eurocopter has told them that he did not actually land on the Everest summit on May 14 and 15 as widely publicized but rather … Continue reading
Eurocopter has released a gallery showing the landing of its Ecureuil/AStar AS 350 B3 helicopter piloted by Didier Delsalle on Mount Everest on May 14 and May 15.
Canada.com reports 3 climbers were short lined by 3 helicopters off of Mount Logan after 140 kph winds shredded their tents in -30C weather.