American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay-Lowering, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Heart Creek, Kananaskis Country

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FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY-LOWERING

Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Heart Creek, Kananaskis Country

On July 18, M. P. was climbing at the Heart Creek sport climbing area when he was lowered off the end of his rope by his belayer, resulting in a six-meter fall. Injuries are unknown. He was evacuated by Peter Lougheed Park rangers. (Source: George Field, Public Safety Specialist, Kananaskis Country)

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