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Loss of Control — Voluntary Glissade, Inexperience — Washington, Mount Snoqualmie

LOSS OF CONTROL-VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, INEXPERIENCE

Washington, Mount Snoqualmie

On May 12, 1982, Krista Karimi (45) lost control while on her second glissade. She slid 325 meters and fell over a cliff, sustaining head, arm and chest injuries. She was in a Mountaineers party of nine who were taking a class in glissading techniques. (Source: L. Hahn and M. Hagen, SAR Mission Coordinators)

Analysis

There were no other details available on this accident. Climbers, especially in guiding situations, should be reminded by this to consider runouts and belay setups for beginning glissaders. (Source: J. Williamson)