American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Utah, Needle Point Peak

  • Accident Reports
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  • Publication Year: 1958

Utah, Needle Point Peak—On April 3, Glen Albert Frazier (29) was killed when he fell while climbing Needle Point Peak. He apparently lost his footing and fell more than 100 feet down the face of the peak and then rolled an additional 150 feet. He was climbing alone.

Source: Newspaper clipping.

Analysis: This accident demonstrates the dangers of climbing alone and unroped in difficult terrain.

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