American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Placed No Protection

British Columbia, Bugaboos Provincial Park, Eastpost Spire

  • Accident Reports
  • Accident Year: N/A
  • Publication Year: 2010

On August 31st, a climber was leading up a line on the NW side of Eastpost when he slipped and fell approximately 40 feet to the ledge below. He had not placed any protection. Injuries were assessed as being a broken ankle, some lacerations and potential concussion. Climbers at Applebee responded and provided first aid, then radioed for help. Columbia Valley Search and Rescue evacuated the climber. (Source: Tay Hanson, Senior Park Ranger)

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