American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Loss of Control — Voluntary Glissade — Alaska, Suicide Peak

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LOSS OF CONTROL - VOLUNTARY GLISSADE

Alaska, Suicide Peak

William Parlier (36) fractured his right fibula as a result of losing control of his voluntary glissade while descending from the summit of South Suicide Peak. He was at the 1300-meter level on the east face when the accident occurred.

Members of his team ran eight kilometers to a telephone and called Chugach State Park Headquarters. Parlier was evacuated by helicopter. (Source: Dan Hou- rihan, Park Ranger, Chugach State Park)

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