American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Falling Rock, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Quadra

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  • Publication Year: 1980

FALLING ROCK

British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Quadra

A. Magnus, a member of a party of 13, was crossing a pass, which required a rappel, near Mt. Quadra on 5 August 1979. Magnus was first down and stayed at the foot. A rock fall hit him on the head, and he was evacuated by helicopter. (Source: T. Auger)

Analysis

In mountains having much loose rock, such as the Rockies, climbers should either keep clear of the foot of a rappel route when others are following or take shelter. (Source: T. Auger)

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