The top of Half Dome and its 400 feet of vertical cables. In the almost 100 years since cables were installed to help hikers climb the steep pitch of the dome, eight people have died from falling on that stretch. Of those fatal falls, four occurred when the rock was wet and at least one was caused by a hiker’s collapse from illness.
The top of Half Dome and its 400 feet of vertical cables. In the almost 100 years since cables were installed to help hikers climb the steep pitch of the dome, eight people have died from falling on that stretch. Of those fatal falls, four occurred when the rock was wet and at least one was caused by a hiker’s collapse from illness. RYAN HUFF TNS
The top of Half Dome and its 400 feet of vertical cables. In the almost 100 years since cables were installed to help hikers climb the steep pitch of the dome, eight people have died from falling on that stretch. Of those fatal falls, four occurred when the rock was wet and at least one was caused by a hiker’s collapse from illness. RYAN HUFF TNS

Half Dome deaths: The hikers who fell from the cables

June 02, 2018 05:49 PM