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San Ramon woman dies in fall from Half Dome

Original post made on Aug 2, 2011

A 26-year-old San Ramon woman died on Sunday after she fell from the Half Dome cables at Yosemite National Park, according to park officials. The park's emergency communications center received a 911 call around noon reporting that a hiker had fallen from the cables.

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Posted by William
a resident of Danville
on Aug 2, 2011 at 6:45 am

So sad, I was just in Yosemite and read the recommendations for climbing half dome. Harness, carbiner to snap in to the cable, special shoes, sturdy gloves etc. Less than 1 out of 10 follow the recommendations that will save your life.


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Posted by Erick Larson
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

Just an editorial correction to a tragic story. The elevation of Half Dome is 8842 ft. The climb from the valley floor is about 5,000 ft.


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