American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

LOSS OF CONTROL, VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, North West Territories, Ellesmere Island, Grise Fiord

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  • Publication Year: 1979

LOSS OF CONTROL, VOLUNTARY GLISSADE

North West Territories, Ellesmere Island, Grise Fiord

Peter Rogers was glissading a 40-degree snow slope in crampons on the unnamed mountain behind the settlement of Grise Fiord on 2 May 1978. He tripped, fell and broke his leg. (Source: Peter Rogers)

Analysis

Glissading in crampons is dangerous. (Source: Peter Rogers)

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