American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Washington, Mt. Rainier National Park

  • Accident Reports
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  • Publication Year: 1956

Washington, Mt. Rainier National Park—On July 24, Mr. Louis W. Whittaker, age 26 (Mount Rainier professional guide), suffered severe lacerations of the right leg and minor lacerations of arms when he tripped (wearing crampons) on rock on the Gibraltar Ledge and pitched 20 feet amongst rocks and debris. Members of the party assisted him to Paradise after rendering first aid.

Source: Preston P. Macy, Superintendent, Mt. Rainier National Park.

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