American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Washington, North Cascades National Park

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  • Publication Year: 1989

FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE

Washington, North Cascades National Park

In early August, 1988, Thomas A. Thomas (23) was soloing the southeast face of Mount Triumph. He apparently fell from 1970 to 1820 meters. The cause of his fall is unknown. He was found wearing a seat harness with one locking carabiner attached to the front of it. His rope, with climbing rack, rock hammer, and footgear attached, was spotted suspended from anchors on the overhanging southeast face at 1970 meters. Due to the inaccessability of the equipment, no attempt was made to recover it. (Source: Jeffrey Clark, Climbing Ranger, North Cascades National Park)

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