American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Mt. Rainier National Park (4) Echo Peak

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  • Publication Year: 1955

Mt. Rainier National Park (4) Echo Peak—On August 8, 1954, on a Tacoma Mountaineer scheduled climb of Echo Peak in Mt. Rainier National Park, a guest was struck on the head by a falling rock. He was climbing in a narrow gully fifteen feet from the summit. A climber already on top leaned over to tell him not to come that way, and in so doing loosened a 60- pound rock, which grazed the oncoming climber’s head. The bleeding was stopped with sterile-pad pressure compresses. Five stitches were required to close the wound and recovery has been complete.

Source: The Mountaineer 47:4, 1954 (Dec.).

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