American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Alaska, Mendenhall Glacier

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  • Publication Year: 1962

Alaska, Mendenhall Glacier. On March 19, Roger Morris (19), Gale Good (19), and Jerry Dove (19) roped together were climbing on the Mendenhall Glacier. One of the party slipped into a crevasse and pulled one companion after him. The rope broke near Dove who was flung free on the other side of the crevasse. Dove walked out and alerted a rescue party. Morris suffered cuts of his head and a hand; Good was bruised.

Source: Newspaper report.

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