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Missing Hiker, Mt. Whitney
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Frank Deland

Locale: On the AT in VA
Missing Hiker, Mt. Whitney on 11/01/2009 12:16:43 MST Print View

Came across this advisory while looking for maps:

Found it here:

Edited by rambler on 11/01/2009 12:19:44 MST.

Mike Klinefelter
(mjkline) - F

Locale: Southern California
Search Over on 11/01/2009 13:11:33 MST Print View

I found this on the Whitney Portal Forum:

For Immediate Release, October 31, 2009
Contact: Adrienne Freeman, 559/565-3131

Missing Man Found Deceased After Multiple Day Search

73-year old Kenneth Wade Brunette was found deceased today at approximately 12:45 pm by searchers. He was found on the eastern slope of the mountain by a search dog team.

The search for Mr. Brunette began on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 after he failed to return from a day hike to the summit of Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the contiguous United States. Search efforts were complicated by extremely windy, cold conditions during the early part of the week. Approximately 100 people, including dog teams and ground searchers, and four helicopters, participated in the search.

The cause of death is under investigation.