Has anyone ever died on Half Dome?

Has anyone ever died on Half Dome?

Since 2005, there have been at least 13 deaths, 291 accidents and 140 search-and-rescue missions on Half Dome (2010 data not included). Before 2010, up to 1,200 people per day attempted the climb. The climb up Half Dome is protected by cables held up by poles for the last 400 vertical feet.

Has anyone died on Clouds Rest?

In modern times, the only death on Clouds Rest was in 2009, when a woman fell from the summit, not the spine.

Has anyone fallen from Taft Point?

Taft Point in Yosemite National Park is the place where a married couple from India fell to their deaths in October. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and his wife, Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, died Oct. 25 after plunging about 800 feet from Taft Point, park officials said.

Is Hiking Half Dome scary?

The Hazards of Half Dome: Surviving the Cables. The approach to Half Dome is steep and difficult. The last 400 vertical feet (130 meters) up the eastern slope are so sheer that Yosemite staff have installed cables for you to cling to as you pull yourself up.

What happened to couple in Yosemite?

The Mariposa couple found dead in a remote area near the western entrance to Yosemite National Park loved the great outdoors. The bodies of Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung and their 1-year-old daughter were found by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday after going for a hike Sunday.

Has anyone died at Taft Yosemite?

25, 2018 in a fall from Taft Point, according to Yosemite National Park officials. Two people who died after falling more than 800 feet from a scenic overlook at Yosemite National Park in October had alcohol in their systems and were intoxicated at the time of the incident, according to autopsy reports.

Which is scarier Angels Landing vs Half Dome?

I’ve hiked both trails, and must admit the final stretch to the summit of Half Dome is scarier and, indeed, very likely more dangerous than the trail up Angels Landing. Nowhere on Angels Landing does the trail head up a 600-foot stretch of slick granite that at points reaches a 45-degree angle.

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