February 14, 2006 Backcountry Accident Reports

Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
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February 11, 2006 Linkage

State Highpoint News
Warm weather records broken on Mount Washington
Boston Globe – United States
MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH –Talk about a warm winter — it’s been raining on top of Mount Washington. Tim Markle, chief meteorologist …
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February 2, 2006 Linkage

State Highpoint News

Mt. Hood snowpack 122 percent of average

05:34 PM PST on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
More than three times the amount of snow has fallen this year atop Mount Hood than last year, reaping benefits for Oregon ski areas, resorts and snow tire installers. That’s 122 percent of average snowfall for this time of year. Statewide, the snowfall numbers are even higher, at 130 percent of average. “We had some really nice snowfall for the month of January,” said Jon Lea, a hydrologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. “Last year was pretty skimpy. This is a whole lot different than it was last year.”
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French Writer And Anti-Ski Lift Activist Pierre Chapoutot Killed in Avalanche

The alpinist and writer Pierre Chapoutot has been killed by an avalanche on the crête de Lachat in the Lauzière 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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Fatal 300 Foot Fall on Acheronte Waterfall in Italian Alps

Sarah Kathleen Ball died in a fall while ice climbing Acheronte waterfall in the Italian Alps.
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Fatal Fall on Lanin Volcano

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.
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Abseiler Killed in Ben Nevis 100 Foot Plunge

A climber abseiling down Tower Ridge approach to Ben Nevis was killed after falling 100 feet.
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Hypothermia Rescue on Hopper Trail on Greylock

Heather Wilson, 43, of Hartford, Conn., was rescued on Hopper Trail on Greylock suffering from hypothermia.
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Trail to Kilimanjaro Closed in Wake of Fatal Rock Fall That Killed 3

Authorities have closed a trail to Kilimanjaro After three Americans were killed in a rock slide.
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30 Year Old Suffers Fatal Attack Near Aconcaqua Summit

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
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Body of 1980s Hiker Found on Godley Glacier on Mount Cook

Climbers have discovered the skeletel remains of a hiker belived lost on Mount Cook in the 1980s.
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7 Fatalities on Slovakia’a Highest Mountain Range

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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2 Snowmobiler Fatalities Near Rocky Mountain National Park

New Year’s Day avalanche killed two snowmobilers near Rocky Mountain National Park, officials said.
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4 Fatalities in European Avalanches

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.
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4 Hour Helicopter Rescue at Seven Falls, Arizona

Tucson hiker fell 30 feet at Seven Falls on Monday, requiring a dramatic, four-hour helicopter rescue.
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