American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Heat Exhaustion, New York, Shawangunks

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  • Publication Year: 1984


New York, Shawangunks

A man (29) was leading the first pitch of Coexistence (5.10) on a hot summer day when he threw up and fainted. He was roped, and so was lowered to the ground, sprinkled, and sent to Coxing to soak. (Source: Brad Snyder)

(Editor’s Note: It is not known whether the heat of the day or the prospect of the difficult climb caused this climber’s problem.)

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