Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
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The alpinist and writer Pierre Chapoutot has been killed by an avalanche on the crÃƒÂªte de Lachat in the LauziÃƒÂ¨re range close to the ski resort of Valmorel. A climber of considerable repute he had opened a number of routes in the Oisans. Passionate about the mountain environment Mr. Chapoutot was known as a straight-talker and had most recently been campaigning against the further enchroachment of ski lifts in the Beafortain. More controversially he had defended the bombing of the la Grave cable car during construction in an article published in 1977.
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Sarah Kathleen Ball died in a fall while ice climbing Acheronte waterfall in the Italian Alps.
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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.
Posted in Accidents, Fatal, South America by roger with .
A climber abseiling down Tower Ridge approach to Ben Nevis was killed after falling 100 feet.
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Heather Wilson, 43, of Hartford, Conn., was rescued on Hopper Trail on Greylock suffering from hypothermia.
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Authorities have closed a trail to Kilimanjaro After three Americans were killed in a rock slide.
Posted in 7 Summits, Accidents, Africa, Continents, Highpoint News (world) by roger with .
30 year old Borja Oviedo suffered a heart attack10 metres short of the 6,962m high summit of Aconcaqua.
Spanish climber dies in the Andes
Wed, 11 Jan 2006, 17:32
Posted in Accidents, Altitude Problems, Continents, Highpoint News (world), South America by roger with .
Climbers have discovered the skeletel remains of a hiker belived lost on Mount Cook in the 1980s.
Posted in Accidents, Continents, Fatal, General, Highpoint News (world), New Zealand, Oceania by roger with .
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.
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New Year’s Day avalanche killed two snowmobilers near Rocky Mountain National Park, officials said.
Posted in Accidents, Avalanches, Colorado, Fatal by roger with .
Two climbers and two skiers died in the French Alps on Sunday in a weekend with high avalanche risk, said rescue services. Two others were still missing.
Posted in Accidents, Avalanches, Europe, France, Highpoint News (world) by roger with .
Tucson hiker fell 30 feet at Seven Falls on Monday, requiring a dramatic, four-hour helicopter rescue.
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