American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing
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Fall on Rock, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Cory

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  • Publication Year: 1980


Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Cory

R. Taino (21) and J. Herrero (19) were descending Mt. Cory by an easy route on 27 May 1979 and reached an 80-foot rappel. Herrero did not want to rappel with his pack, so he threw it down the gully. A buckle on his pack caught on a sling around his neck, and he was pulled over the edge. He fell 50 feet into the gully and broke his wrist. (Source: T. Auger)


This report is included to emphasize once again that we cannot afford to do anything on a mountain without first thinking carefully about its possible consequences. (Source: E. Whalley)

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