American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall into Crevasse, Washington, Mt. Baker

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  • Publication Year: 1980

FALL INTO CREVASSE

Washington, Mt. Baker

On July 26, Paul Heraty (26) was crossing a small snow bridge that was also supporting a large rock when the bridge gave in and the rock landed on the victim’s left leg. He was two and a half miles up the standard climbing route at 1:40 p.m. when the accident occurred. Heraty had a compound fracture of the femur. He was helicoptered to the hospital by 3:30 p.m. (Source: Sgt. D. M. Gill, SAR Report)

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