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 September 5, Mr. David Fredenburg (25) was struck in the face by bounding rock at 1:30 a.m. while climbing from upper Cowlitz Glacier onto Cowlitz Cleaver below Camp Misery. Rock was dislodged by fellow climber above. Injury consisted of cut through upper lip, extending to base of nose. Delayed warning of rock danger may have contributed to accident.

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