How many deaths caused by mount rainier?

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  • Umer
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    About three mountaineering deaths each year occur due to rock and ice fall, avalanche, falls, and hypothermia associated with severe weather. The worst mountaineering accident on Mount Rainier occurred in 1981, when eleven people lost their lives in an ice fall on the Ingraham Glacier. This was the largest number of fatalities on Mount Rainier in a single incident since 32 people were killed in a 1946 plane crash on the South Tahoma Glacier.

  • 1 decade ago

    Actually Mount Ranier itself causes no deaths. It is people climbing the mountain that fall, freeze to death, or other climbing accident that result in deaths.

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