American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Snow—Unroped at Summit, Wind, Oregon, Mount Hood

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FALL ON SNOW-UNROPED AT SUMMIT, WIND

Oregon, Mount Hood

On June 4, Diana Kornet (29) slipped as she was looking over the northeast side of Mount Hood. She fell about 2,500 feet to her death. She and six friends had reached the summit about 7 a.m. She unroped—as many climbers do— and left her ice ax when she went to take a look. It was windy in this exposed location. (Source: From articles in The Oregonian and Jeff Sheetz)

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