On February 4, while ascending the South Side Route, Andy Kim (age unknown) stopped at the 9,500-foot elevation to put on his crampons. As he was leveling a platform for the transition, he slipped and slid about 500 feet. He lost his ice axe while attempting self-arrest. Joe Owens, a guide and mountain rescue leader, witnessed the fall and attended to Kim, who had suffered a forehead wound (and broken helmet) and sore limbs. Owens escorted Kim by short rope to a Timberline snowcat for ski patrol evacuation.
Kim delayed donning crampons needed for purchase on the frozen snow surface. These conditions also made self-arrest problematic. (Source: Jeff Scheetz, Portland Mountain Rescue.)