The approximate fall line...

The approximate fall line from the Pearly Gates of an unfortunate climber Thursday, 12/23. It looks pretty tame from this angle but the upper few hundred feet is a 40 degree slope. More of this story Here


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brenta - Dec 24, 2004 5:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Self Arrest?

I assume this unfotunate climber is the one shown in the other picture. Do you know if he attempted self arrest? How did he injure his leg? By hitting something, or by having his campon catch in the snow while he was speeding down?


keema - Dec 24, 2004 6:18 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Self Arrest?

Story Here.


brenta - Dec 24, 2004 7:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Self Arrest?


Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Dec 24, 2004 8:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Those I spoke to

could give me no other info than what I posted on the Pac NW thread. There was a fair amount of blood in the snow where he stopped so it's possible he managed to injure himself with his crampons or ice ax. I was late to the scene and since his rescuers were working hard to get him down the mountain when I encountered them I didn't bother them for details. The info I posted is from brief conversation with mountain rescue on their way back down the mountain and another climber who also witnessed the fall.

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