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French hiker missing in Italy nine days found dead

Policastro Bussentino - The body of a French hiker who disappeared nine days ago south of Naples was found Sunday, local Italian authorities said.

Czech woman found a month after partner died on remote NZ track

Wellington - A Czech tourist has been found in a remote high-country hut in New Zealand where she waited a month to be rescued after her hiking partner fell and died, police said Thursday.

Slain hiker's wife testifies in first day of Marin murder trial

San Rafael - Slain yoga teacher Steve Carter sent a text message to his wife moments before he was murdered on a Marin County hiking trail last year, according to testimony heard Monday at the start of a murder case against two West Coast drifters.

Hiker says singing opera scared off a mountain lion

Placerville - A talent for opera singing may have saved a Colorado hiker from a close encounter with a mountain lion who appeared to be stalking her.

Canadian family offers $50,000 to find missing hiker in Australia

The family of a Canadian hiker, Prabhdeep Srawn, believes their loved-one, missing 3 weeks in the Snowy Mountains of Australia, is likely still alive. They say the army reservist is a well-trained survivalist and are offering money to have him found.

Woman, 52, eaten by vultures in minutes after fall from cliff

Vultures devoured the body of a 52-year-old woman minutes after falling from a cliff in France. The woman was hiking with friends in the Pryrenees on April 14 when she fell more than 980 feet to her death from the hiking trail.

Prince William pilots helicopter rescue of Canadian hiker

Bangor - Just four days after helping to rescue a drowning 16-year old girl off the coast of Wales, Prince William piloted a helicopter to rescue an injured Canadian hiker in Northern Wales.

Swiss court upholds fine against nude hiker

Switzerland's highest court threw out an appeal by a man who had been fined, and ruled that local authorities may impose penalties on others hikers who choose to travel about in the nude.

Half Dome claims Austrian hiker

Half Dome in Yosemite national Park has claimed the life of another hiker, one of many hikers to lose their life at Yosemite so far this year.

17th hiker fatality on Yosemite's Half Dome

Yosemite National Park's Half Dome is more than just a spectacular view from the top. It can also be a challenging hike with the inherent dangers of being atop a huge granite boulder.

Half Dome claims another hiker in Yosemite

Yosemite National Parks Half Dome cable climb has claimed another hiker. The hiker was on the climb Sunday when she fell.

Two more Yosemite hikers feared lost

The Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy valleys have been dangerous this year due to the amount of snow melt occurring recently. The rivers and streams have been running heavy and very cold the past few weeks.

Hiker killed by mountain goat in US national park

Port Angeles - A 63-year-old man who was hiking in a US national park died of injuries he suffered when he was attacked by a mountain goat.

Half-Dome Claims Hiker

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is famed throughout the world as a hike of incredible beauty and views and accessible to many who might not be up to a more difficult hike.

Hiker finds missing adventurer Steve Fossett's items in California

Steve Fossett went missing more than a year ago, and despite an intensive search, he was not found. Now, a hiker has found some of Fosset’s items in California.

Who Was The Georgia Hiker Killer?

After the disappearance of Meredith Emerson on New Years Day and the downward spiral into the discovery of her brutal murder, a recent report has uncovered an interesting piece on who Gary Hilton might have been.

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