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Fatalities at Mt. Rainier National Park

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# Name Date Activity Factor Cause Dispostion Location Details
1 Plankers, Robert 2011-06-12 Climbing (summit) Hypothermia Fall Suspended 13,800 feet, Liberty Ridge Disappeared from his high camp after his party members had left to get help because of his hypothermic and exhausted condition.
2 Taffe, Tucker 2011-05-10 Climbing (summit) Crevasse Fall Asphyxiation Closed Nisqually Glacier, 13,200 feet. On May 10th, 2011, four climbers climbed Fuhrer Finger. They were ascending the upper Nisqually glacier unroped and on skis at about 13,200 feet, when one team member fell 75 feet into a crevasse at around 8:55am. The rest of the party on the surface was unable to effect a rescue. After a guide arrived on scene and accessed the patient at about 12:20 pm, the patient stopped breathing. Climbing rangers were flown to the summit and hiked to the scene after 2:00 pm. The group was successful in raising the victim from the crevasse. The victim was flown from this location to an ambulance at 4:45 pm.
3 Adams, Lee 2010-07-27 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed 13,000 Feet Emmons Glacier Fall into crevasse
4 Lewis, Eric 2010-07-01 Climbing (Summit) Unknown Unknown Open 13,900 Feet Ingraham-Nisqually Glacier Missing, Presumed Dead
5 Wedeven, Mark 2010-06-06 Climbing (Summit) Snow Avalanche Unknown Open 11,700 Feet Ingraham Glacier Missing, Presumed Dead
6 Mike Beery 2005-06-10 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed Gibralter Chute Beery had entered into Gibralter Chute and fell, sliding on a 45-50 degree slope, tumbling approximatly 900 feet. He was pronounced dead after CPR was performed for over an hour.
7 KOESTER, AARON 2004-10-24 Climbing (Summit) Snow Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER 11,700' AVALANCHE SWEPT PARTY 150' BACK INTO CREVASSE AND COMPLETELY BURIED LITTLE.
8 VIZCAYA, ANSEL 2004-06-12 Climbing (Summit) Snow Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed LIBERTY RIDGE BODY FOUND AT 9300' NEARLY A MONTH AFTER PARTNER'S BODY WAS FOUND.
9 CAHILL, PETER 2004-06-03 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed 11,300' LIBERTY RIDGE CLIMBER FELL 200' AT AN ELEVATION OF 11,300'
10 Owens, Keeta 2004-05-29 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed LIBERTY CAP FELL ON A 19 DEGREE SLOPE AT 13,337 FEET.
11 KLEINSCHMIDT, GRIT 2004-05-29 Climbing (Summit) Unknown Hypothermia Closed LIBERTY CAP FOUND LYING IN A SHALLOW DEPRESSION AT 13,145 FEET.
12 COOLEY, PETER 2004-05-15 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed BLACK PYRAMID DEATH WAS CAUSED BY BLUNT HEAD INJURY SUSTAINED IN A FALL WHILE CLIMBING MT. RAINIER.
13 Hommer, ED 2002-09-23 Climbing (Summit) Rockfall Traumatic Injuries Closed DISAPPOINTMENT CLEAVER Hit by falling rock on ascent up the Cleaver. Airlifted out by Climbing rangers.
14 Hernstedt, Benjamin 2002-06-06 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER Fell while descending from the summit
15 Dupuis, Jeff 2002-06-06 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER Fell while descending from summit
16 Beilharz, Cornelius 2002-05-29 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed LIBERTY CAP Climber fell over 600 feet on a 28 degree slope at 13,384'
17 Minard, Lawrence 2001-08-02 Climbing (Summit) Exertion Heart Attack Closed DISAPPOINTMENT CLEAVER Massive heart attack while climbing with RMI Guide.
18 NESTLER, PATRICK 1998-06-11 Climbing (Summit) Snow Avalanche Hypothermia Closed DISAPPOINTMENT CLEAVER AVALANCHE WHILE DESCENDING FROM SUMMIT WITH RMI GUIDED CLIMB. NINE PEOPLE WERE RESCUED-THIS WAS THE ONLY FATALITY.
19 GIROMINI, NICHOLAS 1997-10-27 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed 10,700' UPPER COWLITZ GLACIER 500-800' FALL WHILE DECENDING.
20 MCINTYRE, DONALD 1997-07-29 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed 13,500' EMMONS GLACIER FELL INTO CREVASSE WHILE DESCENDING EMMONS ROUTE.
21 PORTER, SCOTT 1995-08-20 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed EMMONS GLACIER FELL 2400 FEET WITH AHRENS, 3RD CLIMBER SURVIVED
22 AHRENS, KARL 1995-08-20 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed EMMONS GLACIER FELL 2400 FEET WITH PORTER, 3RD CLIMBER SURVIVED.
23 RYAN, SEAN 1995-08-12 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed EMMONS GLACIER CLIMBING RANGER FELL 1200 FEET DURING RESCUE
24 OTIS, PHILLIP 1995-08-12 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed EMMONS GLACIER SCA FELL WITH CLIMBING RANGER DURING RESCUE
25 PRICE, MICHAEL D. 1992-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed EMMONS GLACIER FELL IN CREVASSE
26 TERRY, GREGORY 1992-02-29 Climbing (Summit) Snow Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed WILSON GL-FUHRER FINGER POSSIBLE AVALANCHE-WITH VALLE
27 VALLEE, JEFFRY L. 1992-02-29 Climbing (Summit) Snow Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed WILSON GL-FUHRER FINGER POSSIBLE AVALANCHE-WITH TERRY
28 SEIFERT, KEN 1991-09-02 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed D.C. ROUTE 12,600' 800' FALL INTO CREVASSE, UNAUTHORIZED SOLO CLIMBER
29 FEICHTMEIR, KARL E. 1991-09-01 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed D.C. ROUTE 12,800' FELL INTO CREVASSE WITH PARTNER
30 TUTTLE, JAMES CLARK 1991-05-17 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER, 12,200' (44YRS) FELL INTO CREVASSE, WEDGED TIGHTLY ON CHEST
31 MOONEY, RICHARD 1989-05-11 Climbing (Summit) Exposure Hypothermia Closed LIBERTY RIDGE (33YRS) HYPOTHERMIA AT 14,000' LEVEL, WITH TEAM OF 4
32 DERDOWSKI, PETER 1989-05-11 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed LIBERTY RIDGE AREA (26YRS) FELL FROM RIDGE AFTER LEAVING MOONEY'S BODY.
33 ADKISON, CRAIG 1988-05-13 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed LIBERTY RIDGE (32YRS) FELL WITH REMMICK AND KELLOKOSKI, AIR EVACUATION.
34 REMMICK, GREG 1988-05-13 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed LIBERTY RIDGE (32YRS) FELL ON DESCENT, TRIPLE FATALITY.
35 KELLOKOSKI, DAVID 1988-05-13 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed LIBERTY RIDGE (30YRS) TEAM LEADER OF CLIMB, FELL 1,000-2,000'.
36 FENGLER, KURT 1987-06-27 Climbing (Summit) Fall Asphyxiation Closed EMMONS GLACIER (34YRS) SNOW BRIDGE COLLAPSE, SUFFOCATED.
37 WILTBERGER, DON 1987-05-31 Climbing (Summit) Asphyxiation Asphyxiation Closed LIBERTY RIDGE 13,000' (31YRS) ASPHYXIATED IN TENT COVERED WITH SNOW
38 WEIS, JOHN W. 1987-05-31 Climbing (Summit) Asphyxiation Asphyxiation Closed LIBERTY RIDGE 13,000' (31YRS)ASPHYXIATED IN TENT WITH WILTBERGER.
39 DIKMEN, FUAT D. 1984-10-01 Climbing (Summit) Unknown Unknown Closed LIBERTY RIDGE (28 YRS) TURKISH NATIONAL, RECOVERED 5/21/85
40 HILL, PATRICK 1983-09-05 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed DISAPPOINTMENT CLEAVER (24YRS) WITH VELDER, ILL-PREPARED, SLIPPED FROM D.C.
41 VELDER, DOUGLAS 1983-09-05 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed DISAPPOINTMENT CLEAVER (19YRS) WITH HILL, POOR GGEAR, SLIPPED FROM CLEAVER.
42 BLIGHT, CHRISTOPHER 1983-05-29 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed EMMONS GLACIER (25YRS) FELL INTO CREVASSE WITH COMPANION
43 VERCOE, DOUGLAS 1983-05-07 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed MUIR SNOWFIELD (34YRS) FELL OVER CORNICE, UPPER SNOWFIELD.
44 FALKIN, MURRAY 1981-08-01 Climbing (Summit) Exertion Heart Attack Closed MUIR SNOWFIELD SUFFERED HEART ATTACK WHILE CLIMBING WITH WIFE.
45 BROOKES, PETER 1981-07-16 Climbing (Summit) Unknown Unknown Closed LIBERTY RIDGE (26YRS) SEPARATED FROM PARTNER, RECOVERED 07/18/81.
46 LAITONE, JONATHAN 1981-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Ice Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (27YRS) RMI CLIMB, ICE AVALANCHE, ONE OF ELEVEN
47 ERNLUND, MARK 1981-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Ice Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (29YRS) RMI CLIMB, ICE AVALANCHE, CLIENT
48 FARRRELL, RONALD A. 1981-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Ice Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (41YRS)RMI CLIMB, ICE AVALANCHE, CLIENT.
49 TIPPIE, CRAIG 1981-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Ice Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (28YRS)RMI CLIMB, ICE AVALANCHE, CLIENT.
50 LIEDMAN, IRA 1981-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Ice Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (30YRS) RMI CLIMB, ICE AVALANCHE, CLIENT.
51 WATTS, MICHAEL 1981-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Ice Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (36YRS) RMI CLIMB, ICE AVALANCHE, CLIENT.
52 BOULTON, DAVID 1981-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Ice Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (29YRS) RMI CLIMB, ICE AVALANCHE, CLIENT.
53 KIDD, DAVID 1981-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Ice Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (30YRS) RMI CLIMB, ICE AVALANCHE, CLIENT.
54 HENEAGE, GORDON 1981-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Ice Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (42YRS)RMI CLIMB, ICE AVALANCHE, CLIENT.
55 MATHEWS, HENRY 1981-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Ice Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (38YRS) RMI CLIMB, ICE AVALANCHE, CLIENT.
56 O'BRIEN, TIM 1981-06-21 Climbing (Summit) Ice Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (19YRS) RMI CLIMB, ICE AVALANCHE:GUIDE.
57 FOWLER, DOUG 1981-05-24 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed LIBERTY RIDGE (21YRS) FELL FROM 10,000' LEVEL WITH MOONEY.
58 MOONEY, BRUCE 1981-05-24 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed LIBERTY RIDGE (20 YRS) FELL WITH FOWLER, RECOVERED 05/28.
59 CLICK, DALE 1979-09-01 Climbing (Summit) Fall Hypothermia Closed INTER GLACIER (27YRS) UNROPED, SLID 25' INTO CREVASSE:HYPOTHERMIA.
60 UNSOELD, WILLI 1979-03-04 Climbing (Summit) Snow Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed CADAVER GAP (52YRS) 1 OF 2 FATALITIES BURIED IN AVALANCHE.
61 DIEPENBROCK, JANIE 1979-03-04 Climbing (Summit) Snow Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed CADAVER GAP (21YRS) BURIED IN AVALANCHE WITH UNSOELD.
62 VOIGT, SHIRLI 1978-09-08 Climbing (Summit) Exposure Hypothermia Closed DISAPPOINTMENTCLEAVER (30YRS)HYPOTHERMIA ON DESCENT, WITH MENDOZA.
63 MENDOZA, GUILLERMI 1978-09-08 Climbing (Summit) Exposure Hypothermia Closed DISAPPOINTMENT CLEAVER (28YRS) INJURED IN FALL, HYPOTHERMIA
64 DAVIS, TODD 1978-05-31 Climbing (Summit) Snow Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed FUHRER'S FINGER (24YRS) CLIMBING PARTY OF THREE HIT BY AVALANCHE.
65 MCNERTHNEY, MICHAEL 1977-12-31 Climbing (Summit) Snow Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed S.W.FACE PANORAMA POINT (17YRS) PARY OF FOUR, CAUGHT IN AVALANCHE.
66 GNEHN, MARY M. 1977-09-07 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed INGRAHAM GLACIER (47YRS) RMI GUIDED, SLIPPED AND FELL, TWO OTHERS HURT.
67 KLAPPER, DEAN 1977-07-06 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed WINTHROP GLACIER (33YRS) 1000' GLISSADE INTO CREVASSE, BROKEN NECK.
68 WILKINS, JACK 1977-02-16 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed PYRAMID GLACIER (55YRS) GLISSADING, SLID 1/4 MI, HEAD AND CHEST INJURY
69 JACKSON, MARK 1975-08-14 Climbing (Summit) Rockfall Traumatic Injuries Closed CENTRAL MOWICH FACE (17YRS) HEAD INJURY, CAUGHT IN ROCKFALL W/2 OTHERS.
70 TAYLOR, DAVID 1973-11-18 Climbing (Summit) Snow Avalanche Traumatic Injuries Closed SUCCESS CLEAVER (23YRS) CAUGHT IN AVALANCHE, NEVER RECOVERED.
71 FERRY, MICHAEL A. 1971-08-01 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed DISAPPOINTMENT CLEAVER (24YRS) ROPED, PULLED INTO CREVASSE, SKULL FRACTURE.
72 KUPPERBERG, MARK 1969-07-13 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed WINTHROP GLACIER (25YRS.) FELL INTO 125' CREVASSE W/STEVENS.
73 STEVENS, DAVID 1969-07-13 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed WINTHROP GLACIER WITH KUPPERBERG, SEATTLE MOUNTAIINEERS BASIC CLIMB.
74 DOCKERY, GEORGE T. 1969-06-15 Climbing (Summit) Rockfall Traumatic Injuries Closed CURTIS RIDGE 11,700' (37YRS.) CLIMBING PARTY OF 5 STRUCK BY ROCKFALL.
75 ARMSTRONG, MILTON G. 1968-09-12 Climbing (Summit) Unknown Unknown Closed COWLITZ CLEAVER DISAPPEARED FROM CAMP MUIR, RECOVERED 09/12/70.
76 CHAMAY, PATRICK 1968-06-24 Climbing (Summit) Altitude Altitude Injuries Closed LIBERTY CAP (31 YRS.) DIED OF HIGH ALTITUDE PULMONARY EDEMA
77 BRESSLER, C.T. 1959-09-03 Climbing (Summit) Altitude Altitude Injuries Closed SUMMIT PULMONARY EDEMA AT SUMMIT.
78 HAUPERT, WILLIAM 1957-09-01 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed 13,000' ABOVE DISAPPOINTMENT CLEAVER COLLAPSE OF SNOWBRIDGE, BROKEN NECK.
79 FADDEN, DELMAR 1936-01-01 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed 13,000' EMMONS GLACIER SOLO WINTER CLIMB. FELL, THEN FROZEN.
80 ZINN, ROBERT K. 1931-07-05 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed ABOVE NISQUALLY ICE CLIFF UNROPED, SLID ONE MILE ON ICE INTO CREVASSE.
81 GREATHOUSE, FORREST 1929-07-02 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed UPPER INGRAHAM PARTY OF 6 FELL IN CRAVASSE DURING BLIZZARD.
82 WETZELL, EDWIN A. 1929-07-02 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed UPPER INGRAHAM PARTY OF 6 FELL IN CREVASSE DURING BLIZZARD.
83 COLE, SIDNEY W. 1924-07-26 Climbing (Summit) Rockfall Traumatic Injuries Closed GIBRALTAR LEDGE BASAL SKULL FRACTURE FROM ROCKFALL.
84 FRITSCH, J.A. 1916-09-18 Climbing (Summit) Fall Traumatic Injuries Closed ABOVE GIBRALTAR ROCK FELL IN CREVASSE 9/15, NO APPARENT INJURIES
85 ORDWAY, GILBERT F. 1915-08-18 Climbing (Summit) Rockfall Traumatic Injuries Closed COWLITZ CLEAVER STUCK HEAD RENDERING UNCONCIOUS
86 GARRETT, LEGH OSBORN 1911-08-01 Climbing (Summit) Unknown Unknown Missing, Presumed Dead UNKNOWN DISAPPEARED ON SOLO ASCENT, SUCCESS CLEAVER.
87 STEVENS, JOSEPH W. 1909-08-14 Climbing (Summit) Unknown Unknown Closed SUMMIT CRATER (LKP) (30), W/CALLAGHAN & STERLING, DISAPPEARED IN STORM. STEVENS & CALLAGHAN BODIES NOT RECOVERED.
88 CALLAGHAN, T.V. 1909-08-14 Climbing (Summit) Unknown Unknown Missing, Presumed Dead SUMMIT CRATER (LKP) (50) DISAPPEARED WITH STEVENS, NEITHER BODY RECOVERED.
89 MCCLURE, PROF. EDGAR 1897-07-27 Climbing (Summit) Rockfall Traumatic Injuries Closed UNKNOWN FALL FROM ROCK AT NIGHT.