American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Cory

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  • Publication Year: 1980

FALL ON ROCK

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)

Analysis

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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