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Colorado Climber Killed In Fall On Starlight Peak In California

Starlight Peak, California – On Sunday, August 6, 2017 Tom Zajicek of Durango, Colorado, suffered a fatal fall while descending Starlight Peak in the Sierra Mountains in California. Zajicek was climbing with Laura Scull when the tragedy occurred. The duo had ascended the Starlight Buttress and summited Starlight …

Japanese Mountaineer Missing On Mont Blanc Massif in France

Mont Blanc Massif, France – On Monday, August 7, 2017 a 35-year-old Japanese mountaineer set out alone from the Aiguille du Midi on the Mont Blanc Massif. After getting stuck in bad weather, the mountaineer notifyed a friend by cell phone that he was lost. He planned to …

Climber Killed In Fall On 14,130′ Capitol Peak In Colorado

Capitol Peak, Colorado – At approximately 8:20am on Sunday, August 6, 2017 Jeremy Shull, 35, was killed after falling approximately 200 feet down the east side of an area near K2 Peak while approaching the Knife’s Edge ridge during an ascent of 14,130′ Capitol Peak in the Elk …

Cal/OSHA Fines Squaw Valley Over Ski Patroller Death

Squaw Valley, California – On January 24, 2017, Squaw Valley ski patroller Joe Zuiches was killed while using explosives during avalanche control work at the ski area. Six months later, after through investigations, the California‚Äôs Division of Occupational Safety and Health “cited and fined Squaw Valley Ski Holdings …

Helicopter Crashes During Rescue On Grossglockner In The Austrian Alps

Grossglockner, Austria – Wild footage of a rescue helicopter crashing during a rescue mission for 2 stranded hikers on the Grossglockner in Austria. At 12,461′, the Grossglockner is the highest peak in Austria. According to Telegraph.co.uk, “Despite the violent crash the pilot, flight rescuer and patient were all …