American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Colorado—Rocky Mts., Wold Creek Pass

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  • Publication Year: 1954

Colorado—Rocky Mts., Wolf Creek Pass: On 12 August 1953, Douglas Beard (15) and two companions, all members of a scout troop summer camp, set out to climb a steep slope above Wolf Creek Pass. About 100 feet up, Beard lost his footing and plunged to his death on sharp rocks.

Source: Newspaper clippings.

Analysis: Inexperienced persons attempting more than their ability.

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