MountainZone.com reports that two climbers were hit by an avalanche at Quandary Peak in Colorado’s Tenmile Range. One of the climbers emerged with only minor injuries while the other died.
Men’s Health has a piece on high-altitude cerebral edema. While the article is a novice’s account of climbing the Mexican volcano Pico de Orizaba, it provides great insight into how even the most physically trained people can fall victim. High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) can occur unpredictably at altitudes above 14,000 feet. Fluid fills the cavity […]
KTUU in Anchorage, Alaska reports that a climber is missing on 12,240-foot Mount Huntington. Apparently the 26-year-old Johnny Soderstrom, a mountaineering instructor, disappeared on the approach. His climbing partner, Joe Reichert, lost him as he skied behind Soderstrom. Mount Huntington, though shorter than Denali, is considered more difficult.
BBC News reports that four Greek climbers have been killed in an avalanche in the southern Peloponnese mountains in Greece. A group of 28 climbers were caught in the avalanche on Mount Menalos. The other climbers survived with minor injuries. Additional resources: Briton killed in Greek avalanche (Reuters) Five dead, six injured by avalanche in […]