Another Hiker Tumbles at Half DomeBy Rocky Thompson on June 15th, 2009
Two hikers have slipped and fallen while hiking the cabled route at Half Dome in the past week. One woman slid about 150 feet down the face before stopping on a ledge where search and rescue grabbed her, the other died in front of 30 witnesses when he plunged hundreds of feet to his death. The man slipped and fell on a day of rain and hail in the park, and the Yosemite staff says they can’t do much more than post signs warning about the extra danger in bad weather. About 50,000 hikers a year use the handrails to make their way up and down 8 miles to the 8,842ft summit, and the last death occurred in 2007.
via Two Heel Drive