Second Quarter 2010 Backcountry Rescues/Accidents

Second Quarter 2010 Backcountry Rescues/Accidents

Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:18 am

April 29th, 2010, 7:33 pm #1

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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:18 am

April 29th, 2010, 7:35 pm #2

Two climbers in their 20s from Quebec were rescued earlier this week after falling over a cornice below Camp Muir:

"Rangers rescued two Mount Rainier climbers who fell over a cornice Monday night.

Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman Patti Wold said both climbers were escorted to Camp Muir.

Three rangers found the couple between Anvil Rock and Muir Rock below Camp Muir Tuesday morning. Both climbers were able to hike up to the camp where a chopper then airlifted them to a landing zone at Kautz Creek. They were then transported to a hospital Tuesday afternoon."

http://www.kirotv.com/news/23279937/detail.html
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:18 am

May 2nd, 2010, 12:51 am #3

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Third death in the Catskills this year. Hope this is the last.

"CATSKILL -- A hiker from Delmar fell to his death in the Catskills this morning, emergency responders said.

William J. Costello, 53, fell from an area known as "Devil's Kitchen" near Platte Clove Road in the Town of Hunter around 10:30 a.m., authorities said.

He dropped about 100 feet into brush, according to Steve Tuomey, assistant chief of the Tannersville Fire Department. State Police said Costello was an inexperienced hiker and unfamiliar with the territory. He lost his footing and slipped on steep terrain, the State Police said."

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/st ... yID=927145
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May 14th, 2010, 1:50 am #4

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May 14th, 2010, 1:55 am #5

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May 18th, 2010, 12:51 am #6

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June 1st, 2010, 3:50 am #7

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June 1st, 2010, 3:50 am #8

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June 7th, 2010, 5:27 pm #9

Third death in the Catskills this year. Hope this is the last.

"CATSKILL -- A hiker from Delmar fell to his death in the Catskills this morning, emergency responders said.

William J. Costello, 53, fell from an area known as "Devil's Kitchen" near Platte Clove Road in the Town of Hunter around 10:30 a.m., authorities said.

He dropped about 100 feet into brush, according to Steve Tuomey, assistant chief of the Tannersville Fire Department. State Police said Costello was an inexperienced hiker and unfamiliar with the territory. He lost his footing and slipped on steep terrain, the State Police said."

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/st ... yID=927145
Number 4 for the year in the northern Catskills, this one in virtually the same location as the abovementioned fatality in the Devil's Kitchen area. This one involved a 17-year-old young woman:

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/20 ... 112272.txt

"THE TRAGIC death of 17-year-old Olivia Belfiglio has shaken teens and adults in both the Kingston and Saugerties school communities.

Olivia died Friday afternoon after she lost her footing while hiking on a trail in the Devils Kitchen area in the Greene County town of Hunter and fell about 100 feet from the top of a cliff into a ravine.

The Saugerties High School junior was on the trail with three Saugerties seniors who authorities said were not in school because it was senior cut day. None of the teens was wearing footwear suitable for the terrain, police said. Olivia reportedly was wearing sandals."
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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

June 9th, 2010, 4:47 am #10

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Although not a HP, it's where one can see 10 county highpoints. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful spots on the AT.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20 ... /306080033
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