American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Stranded, Inexperience, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Whitney Gilman

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STRANDED, INEXPERIENCE

New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Whitney Gilman

On October 12, New Hampshire Fish and Game received a report of two individuals with a stuck rope on the Whitney Gilman rock climb. Joe Lentini and another EMS guide took the tram to the top and walked across to the top of the climb with a 300 foot static line. It was snowing and slippery. The other guide rappelled down. The climbers had ascenders but didn’t know how to use them, so they were hauled up. Apparently their rope got stuck and they called for help on a portable Motorola. They were carrying a large American flag! (Source: Al Hospers)

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