Category Archives: Accidents

Missing Man’s Backpack Rescues Lost Hikers in California

Lost hikers in San Jacinto Mountains in California stumbled upon the campsite of a hiker missing for a year and his equipment is believed to have spared their lives.

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300 Foot Fall on Mount Hood Reid Glacier

Jeremy Buck survived a 300 foot fall down Reid Glacier on Mount Hood.

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Japanese Report: Middle Aged More Likely for Backcountry Accidents

A Japanese story noting three middle aged climbers died in an Avalanche notes that middle aged climbers are more vulnerable to problems because they don’t know their strength is weakening.

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Former Rainier Ranger in Avalanche in Canadian Rockies

Charlie Borgh, a former climbing ranger at Mount Rainier, died in an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.

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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.

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International Backcountry Accidents – Vancouver, Sherpas, Snowdonia, France, South Africa

International backcountry accident wrap up:

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Mount Princeton Fourteener Rescue

Hikers rescued in nick of time

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Fatal Snowden Fall; 11 Scouts Killed in Columbian Disaster

Tributes paid to Snowdon climber BBC News – UK Tributes have been paid to an experienced climber who died after a fall of nearly 700ft (213m) on Snowdon. Donal McGrath, 61, of …

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Hypothermia On Mainland Spain’s Highest Mountain Mulhacen

THREE hikers froze to death climbing a mountain after ignoring a … Glasgow Daily Record – Glasgow,Scotland,UK The Brits became trapped in a -19C snowstorm on the highest peak in mainland Spain. As the three dug into a snow shelter … Continue reading

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Backcountry Accidents: Cub Scouts in California, Fatal Fall on Starr Mountain, TN

Three Cub Scouts reunited after getting lost in state park Napa Valley Register – Napa,CA,USA By MARSHA DORGAN, Register Staff Writer. Three Cub Scouts were reunited with their troop after being lost for about an hour and half in Robert … Continue reading

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2006-02-24 Backcountry Accident Reports on Kilimanjaro, California, Colorado, Hawaii, UK, Utah

Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006

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2006-02-22 Backcountry Accidents in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Australia, Spain

Accident reports as of February 22, 2006

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Arizona, New Hampshire and Virginia Backcountry Accident Reports

Here’s February 22, 2006 accident reports:

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Surviving Ben Nevis Avalanche

Reports on five surviving avalanches on Ben Nevis:

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2006-02-16 Backcounty Accident Roundup: British Columbia, Spain, Maine, Montana, Russia

Backcountry accident reports on the wires on February 16, 2006.

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