Climber Dies on El CapBrad Parker died in a fall on Saturday, August 16, while climbing Matthes Crest in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite, California.
On Sunday, June 2, a fatal accident occurred on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California. The National Park Service reports that Felix Joseph Kiernan of London, England, was struck by a rock while climbing roughly 600 feet up the East Buttress of El Cap. The rock was reportedly one-foot by two-feet and traveled approximately 150 feet before before hitting Kiernan. The accident occurred at about 2 p.m on Sunday. A team of climbers below called in the accident via cell phone and Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) began climbing the route to reach the the scene of the accident. YOSAR members reportedly reached Kiernan at 4 p.m. where he was pronounced dead. The rescuers then employed the use of helicopters to airlift him to the valley floor. Kiernan was 28-years-old.
Around 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2021, a team of 10 Sherpas and Nepalis stood on the summit of the world’s second-highest mountain, K2, on the border of Pakistan and China. It was the last of the worlds’ 14 8,000 meter peaks still unclimbed in winter.read more
The historic first winter summit of K2 may happen on Saturday, January 16, 2021, by an all Nepali team.read more