American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Unroped, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mount Rundle

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  • Publication Year: 1991

FALL ON ROCK, UNROPED

Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mount Rundle

In July, 1990, Martin (20) was scrambling unroped on slabs several hundred meters above the practice area on the east face of Mount Rundle when he fell, apparently at least 50 meters. His body was found after he was reported missing by friends.

Analysis

It is most likely that Martin, an inexperienced rock climber, got into trouble while trying out the new high performance rock shoes he had just purchased at a local store that morning. (Source: T. Auger, Banff Warden Service)

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