American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Slip on Rock, Climbing Unroped, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Robson

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  • Publication Year: 1981


British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Robson

On July 28, 1979, John Harlin of Rhode Island and Chuck Hospedales of Jasper successfully climbed Mt. Robson via the Hourglass. At 10:30 p.m., while descending rock ledges adjacent to the Hourglass, Hospedales slipped on snow covered scree and fell 1,000 feet. He died of severe head injuries. (Source: D. A. Dumpleton, Jasper National Park)

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