2012 Accidents & Rescues

2012 Accidents & Rescues

Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

February 27th, 2012, 1:53 pm #1

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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

February 27th, 2012, 1:53 pm #2

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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

February 27th, 2012, 1:54 pm #3

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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

February 27th, 2012, 1:55 pm #4

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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

February 27th, 2012, 1:56 pm #5

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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

February 27th, 2012, 2:00 pm #6

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From the Mt. Whitney Portal Store bulletin board, an accident report during a winter climb of the Mountaineers Route. This is an excellent cautionary tale. Fortunately, the fallen climber was well-supported by his partners and the outcome was much better than it might have been. Thanks to regular Whitney Store board contributor Laura Molnar for an excellent writeup and for being there to help when it was needed.
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:18 am

February 27th, 2012, 2:08 pm #7

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This is in addition to the helicopter rescue earlier in the week of a gentleman from the summit of Mount Marcy.

"Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has reported that Forest Rangers were busy this weekend with three more rescues from the High Peaks. Less than a week after Steve Mastaitis became disoriented at the summit of Marcy and spent the night in a snow cave, three additional men became lost in the High Peaks, two were forced to spend the night in the back-country and suffered frostbite.

"The Forest Rangers have had a very busy and successful week beginning with the search for Mr. Mastaitis," said DEC Forest Ranger Captain John Streiff. "Any one of these incidents could have ended in tragedy, fortunately they didn't. I am proud and pleased with the actions of all of the forest rangers involved, but I want to recognize Forest Rangers Scott VanLaer, Chris Kostoss and Joe LaPierre for participating in all three searches this weekend and the search for Mr. Mastaitis."

http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2012/ ... -this.html
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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

May 21st, 2012, 4:24 pm #8

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Another bad day on Mt. Everest. Three climbers dead descending from the summit.

These seem not to be storm-related like '96 but the more typical HACE and other objective hazards of the climb.
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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

May 21st, 2012, 8:59 pm #9

The updated article on CNN.com now lists four dead on Everest.
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:18 am

June 14th, 2012, 7:29 pm #10

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An as-of-yet unidentified solo climber has died after a 1,000-foot fall on Mount Hood's south side route.

http://www.kptv.com/story/18787252/sear ... mount-hood
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