Trekking accidents and mishaps

#1 Apr 14th, 2018, 14:31
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Experienced trekker dies during Chaainsheel trek after getting separated from group

A Virar youth - 28 years old, having experience of treks before died after separating from group and getting frozen during a heavy snow storm.

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#2 May 21st, 2018, 23:17
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Mt Everest claims two lives already this season.

The latest victim was a 35 year old trekker, who was attempting his 8th climb.

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None of which should deter folk from safe trekking............
If you attempt this sort of trek you should carry a personal survival bag, i suspect he did not.
years ago i made the same mistake - I was fortunate.
Without decrying the abilities of Everest climbers, and I stress that i dont have them - anyone who ventures to 7000 metres+ is deliberately risking death.
A mate who ascended 3 times said to me 'Bruce, after 6000 metres, its no fun............'
The objective of the day is to get from base camp to base camp - the summit is less important
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Originally Posted by captain bruce View Post None of which should deter folk from safe trekking............
If you attempt this sort of trek you should carry a personal survival bag, i suspect he did not.
years ago i made the same mistake - I was fortunate.
Without decrying the abilities of Everest climbers, and I stress that i dont have them - anyone who ventures to 7000 metres+ is deliberately risking death.
A mate who ascended 3 times said to me 'Bruce, after 6000 metres, its no fun............'
The objective of the day is to get from base camp to base camp - the summit is less important
Have lost few friends over the years on various mountains, none on a trek so far.

After surviving a night at 4800 meters without a sleeping bag taught me a lesson I have not forgotten.

Survival in wilderness is a skill which comes with experience and good preparation.
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As unfortunate as this incident is, Nobukazu Kuriki was an experienced alpinist who always climbed solo (though with a film crew) and without O's. It was his eight attempt after all and has summited Dhaulagiri and several others.

I would like to think he knew what he was doing. Reports suggest he was on his way down from C3 after he'd fallen ill and decided to turn around. It's just unfortunate.
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Anyone who has summited Dhaulagiri is a serious dude, but the fact remains that there is a deliberate endangerment about doing it in the first place.
When i was in a dangerous situation my thought was 'If I die now, my wife will kill me...........'
since then i have not hesitated to turn back.
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This thread is so effed up, it brings tears to my eyes. I am still reading on, to, 1. know what happens when 2. to know how to be safe, and equally importantly 3. to celebrate these folks.

Who's to say it was silly or it was risky or it was stupid or it was plain oversight! Whatever 'it' was, they lived their lives on their terms and gave us something valuable. I respect and celebrate it. May they find peace in the after-life. Let's not be the judge and jury of their faults.

Don't we cherish the art created by members of the 27 club? They died very old on the scale of experience and feats. Just that the years failed them.


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Some more of these tear-inducing stories can be found at the below links:
Part 1: www.tarungoel.in/2017/01/17/trekking-accidents-safety-lessons/
Part 2: www.tarungoel.in/2018/02/28/trekking-accidents-in-himalaya-ii/
“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”
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http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2146278/hong-kong-man-dies-climbing-mount-everest-nepal

Sadly, this trekker succumbed to HACE once he reached EBC.

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The headline does mislead though - the final destination was Kaala Pathar and never Mt. Everest..
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Kala pathar is higher than the base camp. People with limited time and a fast ascent from Lukla tends to get in trouble. Sad to see that despite so much information available on HACE & HAPE people don't take it seriously.
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post Have lost few friends over the years on various mountains, none on a trek so far.

After surviving a night at 4800 meters without a sleeping bag taught me a lesson I have not forgotten.

Survival in wilderness is a skill which comes with experience and good preparation.
GP please share the story if possible.
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Trekking if you take it lightly then accidents are sure to happen
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Panpatiya trek claims a victim, apparently due to heavy snowfall.

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/64607134.cms

Maharashtra trekker stranded in HP dead, 11 others rescued

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UTTARKASHI: One of the trekkers who was part of a 23-member group that was stranded during a trek from Har Ki Doon in Uttarkashi district to Chitkul in Himachal Pradesh has died while the rest of the trekkers will be rescued and brought to the base camp at Kalpa.

Harshad Apte (34) from Maharashtra died on the way to Chitkul in Kinnaur district on Thursday after developing complications related to high altitude. The group, which included a Mexican couple, was stranded at Ranikanda, situated on the border of Uttarkashi and Chitkul at 3,800 metres above sea level, after heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday.

The group had embarked on the 90km-long Har Ki Doon-Borasu Pass-Chitkul trek on June 9.
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i Met Late Harshad Apte & his group at Sankri on 8th June after our Badasaar lake trek.
This was his 1st Himalayan trek & he was going to attempt 16000+.!!

He was bit nervous when we met him.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/64607134.cms

RIP Harshad

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