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Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park (2)

Rocky Mountain National Park (2)—On August 13, 1954, Mrs. Leahdell Dick (21) climbed to the top of Hallett’s Peak and planned to come down Andrews Glacier. She mistook a snowfield between Hallett and Otis Peaks for the glacier. This snowfield is too steep and dangerous to descend without ice equipment. Consequently Mrs. Dick, who had no equipment and was climbing alone, slipped and ended up at the bottom unconscious with lacerations, contusions, and bruises. Fortunately, she received no broken bones and was not seriously injured. After regaining consciousness, she proceeded to Lake Haiyaha, where a fisherman helped her down the trail to the Bear Lake Ranger Station.

Source: Report of Edward J. Kurtz, Acting Chief Ranger, Rocky Mountain National Park.