American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Slip on Rock, Climbing Unroped, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Robson

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  • Publication Year: 1981

SLIP ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED

British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Robson

On July 28, 1979, John Harlin of Rhode Island and Chuck Hospedales of Jasper successfully climbed Mt. Robson via the Hourglass. At 10:30 p.m., while descending rock ledges adjacent to the Hourglass, Hospedales slipped on snow covered scree and fell 1,000 feet. He died of severe head injuries. (Source: D. A. Dumpleton, Jasper National Park)

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