Fourth Quarter 2010 Accidents/Rescues

Fourth Quarter 2010 Accidents/Rescues

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

December 1st, 2010, 5:42 pm #1

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

December 1st, 2010, 5:43 pm #2

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

December 1st, 2010, 5:43 pm #3

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

December 1st, 2010, 5:45 pm #4

A hiker from Oregon died in a fall on Mt. Whitney near the end of November. From the report, the accident happened somewhere along the Mountaineers' Route, not the main Mt. Whitney trail.

Report from the Sierra Wave here.
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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

December 1st, 2010, 5:46 pm #5

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

December 6th, 2010, 8:05 pm #6

A solo dayhiker is missing on Baldy. Report here.

Baldy is a frequent training destination for folks attempting Mt. Whitney and (as noted in the article above) high peaks elsewhere.
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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

December 9th, 2010, 2:08 pm #7

Sadly, the hiker perished in a fall on Baldy. More details here.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 4:12 am

January 31st, 2011, 5:09 pm #8

Post November 2010 accident/rescue reports here.
Hawaii County firefighters rescued a 43-year-old hiker lost high on the slopes of Mauna Kea on the Big Island on Nov. 1, 2010.

Firefighters said the man was hiking alone on Mauna Kea Access Road above the Hale Pohaku visitor center when darkness fell last night.

The man called firefighters and reported he was lost and unable to make it down the trail. Rescue crews called the man on his cell phone and determined his location, just off the road at about the 9,000 foot elevation., firefighters said.

Rescuers reached him about two miles away from Hale Pohaku.

Mauna Kea is home to some of the world's best telescopes near its 13,796 foot summit.

Click here to read the article.
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