February 14, 2006 Backcountry Accident Reports

Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.

Hike may have saved life of Cave Creek vice mayor
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
CAVE CREEK – Black Mountain may have saved the life of Cave Creek Vice Mayor Dick Esser. Esser had quadruple bypass heart surgery …

CT man missing in National Park found
WTNH – New Haven,CT,USA
(WTNH, Feb. 13, 2006 11:00 PM) _ A 71-year-old Connecticut man is safe tonight after getting lost while snowshoeing in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park . …
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Hiker Rescued Before Nor’Easter Strikes
WMUR Channel.com – Manchester,NH,USA
OSSIPEE, NH — An Ossipee man was recovering Monday after he and his dog got lost hiking on Mount Chocorua over the weekend. Andrew See all stories on this topic

Cape Ice Climber Rescued From Ledge
Boston Channel.com – MA, USA
MISSOULA, Mont. — A Cape Cod man is recovering from injuries suffered in an accident while ice climbing in Montana. Authorities …
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Man who died in fall near Granite Falls was experienced climber
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
GRANITE FALLS, Wash. — A man who fell to his death east of Granite Falls on Mount Dickerman has been identified as an experienced climber . …
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Lost hiker safe, dog still missing
WCAX – Burlington,VT,USA
TAMWORTH, NH A hiker who survived a cold night on (New Hampshire’s) Mount Chocorua is looking for his dog, who was spooked by a rescuer’s snowmobile and ran …
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Injured hiker rescued after fall: Helicopter plucks climber off …
Daily Inter Lake – Kalispell,MT,USA
By JIM MANN . Andrew Endris, 23, broke his leg after an ice-climbing fall in a tight canyon about a mile above the Mission Falls trailhead east of St. Ignatius. …

Fallen hiker’s dog alerts passer-by, but rescue arrives too late
The Herald – Everett,WA,USA
By Diana Hefley. The black and white corgi paced at the top of a gully on Mount Dickerman and barked at her owner, Dale Godsey, below. …

Hiker Found
WNCT – Greenville,NC,USA
A sigh of relief for the family of a missing Haywood County man. Alan Bauer wanted to walk the Appalachian Trial during this weekend’s snowstorm. …

3 hurt in separate accidents while hiking near Tucson
Arizona Daily Star – Tucson,AZ,USA
… Jeremy Monroe was hiking off-trail and fell backward 12 feet. … Because the weather is ideal for hiking , many people are heading outdoors, Koslowski said. …

Two hikers die in BC mountains
CBC British Columbia (Audio) – Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada
A prominent BC artist is one of two men killed in two separate hiking accidents in southwestern BC over the weekend. The body of …

Mountains will take a sad toll of ill-prepared
ic NorthWales – North Wales,UK
Rescuers who came to the climbers ‘ aid after they became stranded were shocked to discover one of the party wearing wellington boots, another with trainers …
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Rescue team reaches two stranded ice climbers east of St. Ignatius
KPAX-TV – Missoula,MT,USA
… Search and Rescue, along with tribal law and order from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, were called out to rescue two ice climbers , who were hit …

Ossipee hiker rescued as storm bears down
WCAX – Burlington,VT,USA
TAMWORTH, NH Rescuers were relieved this morning when they found a lost hiker on Tamworth’s Mount Chocorua just hours before a major nor’easter began dumping …

CBS 5 – San Francisco,CA,USA
The Monterey County Sheriff’s office reported today an 89-year-old Soledad hiker fell nearly 300 feet to his death on Friday. According …

Body of missing hiker , 89, identified
Monterey County Herald – Monterey,CA,USA
The body of a man reported missing after he set out on a hike Friday on the Hall Ranch near Soledad was found early Saturday in a ravine off Bryant Canyon Road …

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