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Fall on Ice, Climbing Alone, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon


Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon

On December 27, 1983, Roger Amory (21) was climbing on a popular ice route at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon when his ice tools came out near the top of the climb, resulting in a fall. Two other climbers in the area became concerned when Amory was no longer visible on the face. They descended to the bottom of the route and found him. Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue evacuated Amory. (Source: Jens Lund, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue)