American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Colorado—Stanley Peak, near Berthoud Pass

  • Accident Reports
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  • Publication Year: 1953

Colorado—Stanley Peak, near Berthoud Pass: On August 10, 1952, William Eaton fell a total of 8 feet breaking a hip and suffering a brain concussion. This mishap took place on a CMC Mountain trip, and the leader felt that there was no danger at the point involved especially when the

cliff was only 15 feet high and the man was standing on a 3 foot wide ledge prior to the accident.

Source: Robert W. Swartz, Safety Chairman 1952, CMC.

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