American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Falling Rock, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Goat Mountain

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  • Publication Year: 1999

FALLING ROCK

Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Goat Mountain

On September 14 M.D.L.C. was climbing with D. C. on a route called Twilight Zone when he was hit in the right hand by rockfall. His thumb was badly crushed and almost amputated. D. C. called Kananaskis Emergency Services for assistance. K. E. S. responded with a helicopter and several EMS personnel. The EMS personnel were heli-slung to the base of the climb where D. C. had lowered the victim. M.D.L.C. was slung out in a screamer suit and then transported to the Banff Hospital for treatment. (Source: George Field, Public Safety Specialist, Kananaskis Country)

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