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Hiker who plunged 500-feet to her death while climbing the Half Dome


Pictured: Hiker, 29, who plunged 500-feet to her death while climbing the famous Half Dome in Yosemite National ParkDanielle Burnett, 29, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, slipped and fell on ThursdayShe had been climbing the plus 500ft Half Dome, in Yosemite National Park Burnett was dead when Park Rangers arrived on the scene, a spokesperson saidThis is the ninth death to occur on the cables since they were erected in 1919    A hiker fell to her death in Yosemite National Park while climbing to the top of the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome Danielle Burnett, 29, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was scaling the steepest part of the trail Thursday when she fell more than 500ft down the rocky terrain, park spokesman Scott Gediman said Burnett was dead when Park Rangers arrived on the scene, Gediman said. Danielle Burnett, 29, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was scaling the steepest part of the trail Thursday when she fell more than 500ft down the rocky terrain, Park spokesman Scott Gediman said Burnett, pictured, was dead when Park Rangers arrived on the scene, Gediman saidRangers install the cables to assist the climbs of thousands of hikers who make the popular 14-mile round trip to the top of the 8,800-foot rock face Gediman says the incident remains under investigation.Half dome, which rises nearly 4,800 feet above Yosemite Valley, is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the national park   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Hunt for couple who ‘vandalized 425-million-year-old Sailors flee for their lives as Stromboli volcano erupts. Share this article Share It’s so popular in fact that the park service requires a permit to hike it during prime season Permits to hike the 400-foot cable section, with 50 available each day by lottery   Rangers install the cables to assist the climbs of thousands of hikers who make the popular 14-mile round trip to the top of the 8,800-foot rock face Gediman says the incident remains under investigation The climb is so popular in fact that the park service requires a permit to hike it during prime season Permits to hike the 400-foot cable section, with 50 available each day by lotteryTwo metal cables allow hikers to climb the last 400 feet to the summit without rock climbing equipment  This is the ninth death to occur on the cables since they were erected in 1919. According to recreation gov: ‘The cables are not the only difficult part of the hike, which is 14 to 16 miles round-trip and gains 4,800 feet  If you’re planning to hike Half Dome, you should be in good physical condition. It takes most people 10 to 12 hours to hike to Half Dome and back ‘ Share or comment on this article: Pictured: Hiker who plunged 500-feet to her death while climbing the famous Half Dome e-mail 189 shares Add comment Comments 1 Share what you think Newest Oldest Best rated Worst rated View all  The comments below have been moderated in advance View all The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline Add your comment Enter your comment Post comment to your Facebook Timeline What’s This?  By posting your comment you agree to our house rules Submit Comment Clear Close Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual No Yes Close Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook  You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our Privacy Policy

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4 thoughts on “Hiker who plunged 500-feet to her death while climbing the Half Dome

  1. My uncle witnessed the accident, she wore tennis shoes, and she slipped. A woman held on as best as she could, and my uncle tried to grab her feet. The hiker then fell and they were petrified. They were so scared. They started walking down. They don't know what happened after that. My grandma explained it to me.

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