American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, New Hampshire, Iron Mountain

  • Accident Reports
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  • Publication Year: 1984

FALL ON ROCK

New Hampshire, Iron Mountain

On June 12, 1983, three hikers were descending from Iron Mountain when one of them got too close to the edge of a cliff and fell 100 meters to a ledge. (Source: Rick Wilcox. New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service)

Analysis

This hiker’s life was saved because a cable-lift evacuation by helicopter was possible. This is the first helicopter rescue from a cliff in New England. (Source: Rick Wilcox, New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service)

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