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Takos Satoko suffers broken neck - 2009-07-08 by Drew Sylvester

Takos Satoko suffers broken neck With all the horrible news about climbers suffering misfortune recently, here's one you can actually do something about.
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Jonny Copp was killed in an avalanche - 2009-06-25 by James Dolph

Jonny Copp was killed in an avalanche Jonny Copp was killed in an avalanche on Mount Edgar in China.
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Climbers Missing in Chengdu, China - 2009-06-07 by andrew allport

June 5, 2009: Three Boulder climbers — Jonathan Copp, Micah Dash, and Wade Johnson — are overdue, having missed their flight on June 3 from Chengdu, China. Copp and Dash are highly experienced alpinists and professional climbers who have many years experience tackling big unclimbed mountains around the world. They received the Mugs Stump Award grant for this expedition from the American Alpine Club in 2008 but had to delay the climb until now, due to political unrest in the region. Johnson (a photographer with Sender Films) was accompanying Dash and Copp to base camp and did not intend to attempt the climb to the summit.
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2 climbers die at the Red River Gorge - 2008-11-06 by Peter McDermott


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Injured Climber Survives 5 Days on Bugs, Berries - 2008-10-22 by wayne barker

Derek Mamoyac suffers a fall of nearly 1000 feet in inclement weather, survives by eating nature food.
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Rockslide threatens Curry Village at Yosemite - 2008-10-10 by Greg Gibson

Rockslide threatens Curry Village at Yosemite A large slab of granite cracked loose from a cliff in Yosemite National Park early Wednesday and crashed into the Curry Village resort with a thunderous roar, flattening tents and forcing hundreds of campers to run for their lives.
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2 climbers badly injured in accident at Suicide Rock in Idyllwild - 2008-09-07 by Christian Berthelsen

Riverside County Fire Dept. paramedic Jason Ucker, left, and Idyllwild paid call firefighter Henry Negrete adiminister advanced life support to climber Trevor Mathews of Irvine, after Mathews fell as much as 100 feet from Suicide Rock in Idyllwild. An unidentified climber assist in the foreground. One climber was knocked unconscious and stranded on a ledge. The other fell nearly 100 feet. Fellow climbers assisted firefighters in the rescue, which was hampered by pelting hail and rain. By Christian Berthelsen, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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Eight feared dead in Mont Blanc avalanche - 2008-08-26 by wayne barker

Hope was fading fast last night for eight mountaineers missing near Mont Blanc after a powerful avalanche caused one of the worst accidents to hit the French Alps in decades.
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At least 9 climbers feared dead on K-2 - 2008-08-03 by SADAQAT JAN

At least nine climbers were feared dead on K-2, the world's second highest mountain, after an avalanche cut ropes used to cross a treacherous wall of ice, officials and other climbers said Sunday.
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Exum Guide Dies on the Grand Teton - 2008-07-23 by Oscar Bishop

George Gardner, an exum guid eof over 20 years, falls off the lower exum ridge while soloing it on Saturday, July 19th.
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Rock Climber dies at Yosemite - 2007-11-12 by byron watkins

A rock climber died in Yosemite National Park over the weekend
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Woman Falls To Her Death At Gym - 2007-10-31 by Colin Cheline

WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Wichita Falls police are trying to determine what led to a 19-year-old woman falling to her death at a rock climbing gym.
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Climber Dies at Poke-O-Moonshine, Adirondacks, NY - 2007-10-10 by Kim Smith Dedam

Dennis Luther passed away this past weekend while climbing.
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6 Swiss Soldiers killed in avalanche on Jungfrau - 2007-07-29 by Nate Smith

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - Swiss soldiers in two parties of three die in avalanche on Jungfrau.
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BBC Reports Four Climbers dead on Mount Blanc - 2007-07-25 by Dominic Edsall

Four climbers were found dead at 13,120ft on Mount Blanc, July 24, 2007.
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UPDATED - Reardon Feared Dead - 2007-07-16 by Gary unknown

Mike Reardon is missing, presumed drowned while on a climbing trip to Ireland
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Christine Boskoff's body found - 2007-07-09 by Todd Mayville

The body of Christine Boskoff, missing for seven months, has been found on a peak in China.
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Ever after on Everest - 2007-05-24 by Mike Noe

Francys Arsentiev strode into the Telluride bank that spring day in 1998, stoked and confident. She was leaving soon to make history on Mount Everest, where she hoped to be the first American woman to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain without supplemental oxygen.
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Seattle loses remarkable climber to Mt Wake - 2007-05-11 by admin

Mnt Rainer climbing guide, Lara-Karena Kellogg, 38 was killed on April 23rd while descending the Northeast Buttress of Mt. Wake (ca. 9,100 feet) after being forced to turn back due to snowstorms before the summit.
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AAC Grant Established in Lara Kellogg's Name - 2007-05-03 by jason manke

A fund has been established in Lara Kellog’s honor at the American Alpine Club. Kellogg, an AAC member, died during an attempt on the the Northeast Buttress of Mt. Wake in the Alaska Range.
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Veteran Dies on Everest - 2007-04-29 by socialclimber

The 40 year old Dawa Sherpa, fell into a crevasse on Thursday between camps two and three while working as part of the Everest International Expedition.
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Bees Render Climber Unconscious - 2007-03-21 by socialclimber


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Ice Climber Dies in Colorado Springs - 2007-01-29 by Rick McMorran

Ice climber falls 170 feet while preparing for climb.
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Japanese Climber Lucky To Be Alive - 2007-01-27 by Gary unknown

Two climbers are dead due to a rock fall from near the top of Mt. Cook, New Zealands heighest mountain, the third climber in the group survived because his anchor was cut by the same rockfall.
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Body Of US Climber Found:UPDATED - 2006-12-29 by Gary unknown

The body of one American climber has been identified, the other still missing on Genyen Mountain in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
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