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Fall on Ice, Inattention, Alberta, Banff National Park, Professor Falls


Alberta, Banff National Park, Professor Falls

On March 20, after instructing an ice climbing session on this popular Grade 4 ice climb, J.M. tripped on easy terrain while descending to the second rappel. He fell over a six meter pitch and sustained a dislocated shoulder and a back injury. One member of the party walked out for help, and the victim was evacuated by heli-sling shortly thereafter by Warden Service rescue crews. (Source: Parks Canada Warden Service)


Care and attention are necessary even on easy ground, especially when one has crampons on. (Source: Nancy Hansen)