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Some Blame Social Media for Jump in Mountaineering Mishaps

Visitation and rescue incidents are both up at Mt. Adams--but what does Instagram have to do with it?

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Raymond Bucko, SJ

As visitation and rescue incidents have both grown at Mt. Adams over recent years, some experts blame social media for the problem. Though evidence is only anecdotal, some argue that the increase in route information and photos on platforms like Instagram lure unprepared hikers to difficult trips.