American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Oregon, Middle Sister

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  • Publication Year: 2004

FALL ON ROCK, PARTY SEPARATED

Oregon, Middle Sister

On August 15, Trent Gabel (16) fell to his death, most likely from dislodging rocks, while attempting to climb a route on Middle Sister. He was with Pathfinders Youth Group from Tillamook, and at the time of his fall was accompanied by an adult. But they became separated when Gabel moved out of sight to check out the route ahead while his partner was taking photographs. (Source: Jeff Scheetz, John Miller, and two articles from The Oregonian.)

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