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Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise, Back of the Lake

FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION

Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise, Back of the Lake Crag

D.L. was leading a pitch at the Back of the Lake Crag on June 6, 1993 when he fell. His protection pulled, and he hit the ground, sustaining a compound fracture of the ankle. He was evacuated by the Parks Canada Warden Service rescue team, by helicopter.

Analysis

It seems that the victim was climbing on uncharted terrain; the route was dirty, and protection appeared to be marginal. (Source: Banff National Park Warden Service)