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June 2019 Mount Whitney Missing Hiker Search Finds Fatality

June 2019 Mount Whitney Missing Hiker Search Finds Fatality


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 24 June 2019

 

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY HIKER DEATH

The Whitney Zone

Mount Whitney Fatality,
Mono SAR, June 20, 2019.

Mount Whitney
East Flank: John Muir Wilderness in Inyo NF
West Flank: John Muir Wilderness in SEKI

 

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Tyndall Creek to Whitney Portal Map

 

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Missing Hiker Search
Mutual Aid
"...contacted for a mutual aid request in support of the search for a 47-year-old Virginia hiker in the Mt. Whitney area missing since June 12. 4 Team members responded, and were assigned a search area to the north of Mirror Lake."

Area Search
"The field team concluded the search of their area without any evidence of the missing hiker. They returned to base via the Mt. Whitney trail."

Sad Find
"The subject was located that same day on the north side of Mt. Whitney. Unfortunately he was deceased."

 

Mount Whitney
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June 2019 News of Man & Nature

 

 

 

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