American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Ice or Falling Rock, Climbing Alone, Washington, Mt. Adams

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  • Publication Year: 1980

FALL ON ICE OR FALLING ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE

Washington, Mt. Adams

William B. Fryberger, Jr., (36) was killed early on September 30 when he apparently slipped on hard ice and fell about 100 feet while climbing alone on Mount Adams.

Seven members of the Seattle Mountain Rescue Council and two members of the Yakima Rescue Unit, assisted by an Army helicopter from Fort Lewis, found Fryber- ger’s body Tuesday at the 9,650-foot level of the 12,276-foot mountain.

He had been reported missing Tuesday by friends when he failed to return to his Seattle home from the climb.

Allan Errington of Issaquah, one of the nine Rescue Council members who found the body, said Fryberger’s wristwatch had stopped at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, apparently the time he suffered fatal injuries in the fall. (Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer, October 4, 1979)

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