American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Arizona: Catalina Mountains

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  • Publication Year: 1950


Arizona: Catalina Mountains. On 30 October 1949 Wally Lundbohm (20), of Tuscon, was rescued from a tiny ledge 1000 feet above the head of Pima Canyon. He had been stranded on the six-foot-wide, 20-foot-long ledge overnight and had to be hauled 800 feet up the precipice after a volunteer mountain climber succeeded in getting a rope to him. Sheriff’s deputies, aided by floodlights and a public address system, from near-by Davis-Monthan Air Base, worked all night to reach Lundbohm.

Source of information: newspaper accounts.

Analysis: From the meager data available it appears that this is another case of an inexperienced climber, climbing alone, and beyond his abilities.

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