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Fall Through Ice Bridge, Washington, Mt. Olympus

FALL THROUGH ICE BRIDGE

Washington, Mt. Olympus

On August 15, 1980, Peter McKay (29) broke through an ice bridge while descending from Mt. Olympus. He punctured his left leg in the area of the knee. By the next day he was unable to walk until late in the afternoon. He was able to make it out on his own. (Source: Mike Hamblen, Olympic National Park)

Analysis

This accident is included to show the variety of moat, crevasse, and bridge problems this year. Also, crampons complicated matters once again. (Source: J. Williamson)