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Fall on Snow, Not Wearing Crampons, California, Mount Shasta

FALL ON SNOW, NOT WEARING CRAMPONS

California, Mount Shasta

On June 11, 1989, Richard Ferrell (45) and his brother Brett Ferrell (31) were climbing on Sergeants Ridge on Mount Shasta. They had ice axes and were carrying (but not wearing) crampons. Richard Ferrell either slipped or was knocked down by falling debris. He slid/tumbled about 300 meters to a point above the old ski bowl at 2800 meters, suffering fatal head trauma. (Source: Tom Grossman, Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit)