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1986 Mount Hood Disaster

The 1986 Mount Hood Tragedy occurred in May 1986, when seven students and two faculty from Oregon Episcopal School died during an excursion on Mount Hood. The students were participating in an adventure program required by the school for sophomores. The disaster is the second deadliest alpine accident in North American history, behind an avalanche in 1981 on Mount Rainier which claimed eleven lives.

Mount Hood climbing accidents

Mount Hood climbing accidents are mountain climbing- or hiking-related incidents on Oregons Mount Hood. As of 2007, about 10.000 people attempt to climb Mount Hood each year. As of May 2002, more than 130 people have died climbing Mount Hood since records have been kept. One of the worst climbing accidents occurred in 1986, when seven teenagers and two school teachers froze to death while attempting to retreat from a storm. Despite a quadrupling of forest visitors since 1990, the number of people requiring rescue remains steady at around 25 to 50 per year, largely because of the increased ...

Philip Stanley Abbot

Philip Stanley Abbot was an American lawyer who died while climbing Mount Lefroy. His death became the first recorded mountaineering fatality in North America.

Georgy Agzamov

Georgy Tadzhikhanovich Agzamov was a Soviet chess Grandmaster, the first from Central Asia. He became an International Master in 1982 and was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1984. In 1966, at the age of 12, he was the chess champion of his town of Almalyk Olmaliq in the province of Tashkent of central Uzbekistan. In 1971, he took 2nd place in the USSR Junior Chess Championship, held in Riga. In 1973, he played in his first Uzbekistani chess championship. He won the event in 1976 and 1981. He was the first Grandmaster from Uzbekistan in 1984. He was a philologist. Best results include firs ...

Albert I of Belgium

Albert I reigned as King of the Belgians from 1909 to 1934. This was an eventful period in the history of Belgium, which included the period of World War I, when 90 percent of Belgium was overrun, occupied, and ruled by the German Empire. Other crucial issues included the adoption of the Treaty of Versailles, the ruling of the Belgian Congo as an overseas possession of the Kingdom of Belgium along with the League of Nations mandate of Ruanda-Urundi, the reconstruction of Belgium following the war, and the first five years of the Great Depression. King Albert died in a mountaineering accide ...

Kurt Albert

Kurt Albert was a climber and photographer. He started climbing at the age of 14. Before he wholly committed his life to climbing in 1986 he was a mathematics and physics teacher. At the age of seventeen he climbed the Walkerpfeiler in the Grandes Jorasses and one year later he climbed the north face of the Eiger. After a visit to the Saxon Switzerland climbing area in Saxony, Germany in 1973 he recognized the potential of free climbing free climbing was practised in Saxony since the early 19th century. He started to free climb in his home climbing area, the Frankenjura. In the routes he w ...


ⓘ Mountaineering deaths

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  • Engineers. A legendary figure in Indian mountaineering he was often referred to as the Marco Polo of Indian Mountaineering as he had pioneered and patronized
  • details on those deaths are not available. The upper reaches of the mountain are in the death zone. The death zone is a mountaineering term for altitudes
  • that Scotland has ever produced He was a president of the Scottish Mountaineering Club, and was awarded the Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain
  • expeditions who attempt a significant mountaineering objective. Brammah Joe Tasker Kishtwar Himalaya List of climbers List of deaths on eight - thousanders Peter Boardman
  • he studied philosophy. However, with his entry into the University Mountaineering Club EUMC these studies were to remain in second place to his climbing
  • with Sir Edmund Hillary. Lopsang was an instructor at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and took part in the 1993 Everest expedition led by his nephew
  • led to the deaths of eight climbers from several expeditions, considered one of the worst disasters in the history of Everest mountaineering Notwithstanding
  • in his brother, Maj. Harsh Vardhan Bahuguna s footsteps to take up mountaineering He was a member of several expeditions including Kanchenjunga. He was