American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mount Yamnuska

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  • Publication Year: 1999

FALL ON ROCK

Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mount Yamnuska

On July 5, Kananaskis Emergency Services were notified by D. S. of a climbing accident on the Calgary Route of Mount Yamnuska. They responded by heli-slinging several rescuers to the base of the route. The rescuers climbed to the victim. J. H. was found conscious and stable with a possible broken hand, dislocated shoulder and other injuries. J. H. had taken a leader fall at approximately 1400, falling 30 feet after loosing his balance while trying to place gear.

J. H. was lowered from the fourth pitch to the second pitch from where he was slung out to a waiting ambulance. (Source: George Field, Public Safety Specialist, Kananaskis Country)

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