Fourth Quarter 2005 Accidents/Rescues

Fourth Quarter 2005 Accidents/Rescues

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October 7th, 2005, 12:02 am #1

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October 7th, 2005, 12:03 am #2

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October 7th, 2005, 12:36 am #3

WADDELL, AZ - Searchers on Monday, Oct. 3 found the body of a hiker missing since Friday in the rugged <a href=http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank/>White Tank Mountains</a>.

Norman Palomeras, 32, not believed to be from the Valley, vanished after getting separated from fellow hikers, Maricopa County sheriff's Deputy Doug Matteson said.

Deputies said heat exhaustion may have caused the man's death.

Source: <a href=http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepubli ... ml>Arizona Republic</a>, Oct. 4, 2005.
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October 25th, 2005, 5:26 am #4

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KATHMANDU - Seven French climbers and 11 Nepalese mountain guides were killed in a massive avalanche last week in the northwest of Nepal, the head of the <a href=www.himalayanrescue.org>Himalayan Rescue Association</a> said.

"All the team members of the French Mount Kangaru expedition have died," Bikram Neupane, president of the Himalayan Rescue Association, told reporters Monday in the capital after he visited the site and talked to rescue teams.

The private association sent a 10-member rescue team to find survivors of the October 20 avalanche, Neupane said. The lead rescuer, Padam Ghale, told him that the snow depth precluded finding anyone alive.

"Because there was so much snow, it was impossible to find anyone," Neupane said. "Even the army couldn't find anything looking by helicopter."

The team was hit by the avalanche at a 5,000-metre (16,400 foot) base camp near the Anapurna Mountain range as they attempted an ascent of the 6,981-metre (22,987 foot) Mount Kangaru.

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October 31st, 2005, 5:34 am #5

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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Carl Warren Skoog, 46, said to be one of the world’s best backcountry ski photographers died while descending the steep southern face of 22,210-foot Mount Mercedario in the Argentine Andes.

Carl Warren Skoog, 46, was descending the steep southern face of 22,210-foot Mount Mercedario in the Argentine Andes with longtime ski partner Rene Crawshaw of Chilliwack, British Columbia, on Oct. 17, when he slipped on a 42-degree slope and fell 4,500 feet.

Skoog had planned to document the harsh terrain made famous by the 1972 plane crash of a Uruguayan rugby team that had to resort to cannibalism to survive 10 weeks until they were rescued.

Skoog’s work has been published in various magazines, including Skiing, Powder and Backcountry. On Wednesday, Backcountry’s Web site posted the nine cover shots Skoog took for the magazine along with a tribute.

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November 1st, 2005, 4:48 pm #6

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The Montrose Press reports a climber fell nearly 60 feet into Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park as he was ascending the Escape Artist route on the North Rim wall when he fell and was left suspended in his climbing gear.

A rescue crew of park rangers and other unidentified rescue workers then lowered the man down from his perch past 600 feet of scree material to the canyon floor.

The victim was flown out of the canyon Sunday morning by private helicopter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s landing pad in Montrose, where he was then taken by ambulance to Montrose Memorial Hospital.
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November 1st, 2005, 4:49 pm #7

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The Knox News reports a 60-year-old woman fell 35 feet down a ravine while hiking the paved Laurel Falls trail about six miles west of the Sugarlands Visitor Center when she fell about 35 feet.
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November 1st, 2005, 4:50 pm #8

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The Ironwood Daily reports Joseph Westbrook died after falling 150 feet from the Lake of the Clouds Escarpment in Michigan’s Porcupine Mountains. He had been reported missing on Oct. 4 but was found on Oct. 23.
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November 1st, 2005, 4:55 pm #9

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Outlook India reports 18 climbers including seven French nationals were killed in an avalanche on 6981m Mount Kangru in north-west district of Manang in Nepal.

The missing French climbers include 60-year-old Daniel Stolzenberg, his wife, Marie-Odile, and 61-year-old Bernard Constantin, all of whom were very experienced as mountaineering guides. Four Sherpa guides from the 22-member climbing expedition have been found alive and taken to safety.
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November 1st, 2005, 4:57 pm #10

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News10 reports climbers near the summit of 13,710-foot Mount Mendel in Kings Canyon National Park found the head and shoulder of a man protruding from the ice at the base of a glacier and it is believed he is the body of an Idaho airman from a 1942 crash.

A Beechcraft AT-7 navigational trainer that crashed on November 18, 1942.

A portion of the plane, along with four bodies, was discovered on Mount Mendel in 1947 by a group of hikers. At the time, there was no indication that a fifth man might have been aboard the aircraft.

80 percent of the body was encased in ice.
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