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The primary purpose of these experience reports and the Annual Report of Accidents in North American Mountaineering is to aid in the prevention of accidents.
Miss York Marble, 22, was heading for the Lower Gorge climbing areas at Smith Rock, when she slipped and tumbled an estimated 65 feet down the rock, slid another 125 feet and came to rest with multiple painful abrasions and lacerations. Her three companions kept her warm with down jackets on a very cold day and waited an estimated three hours for a high angle rope and litter extraction to a waiting ambulance. She was checked out at St. Charles Medical Center and went home.
Analysis of Accident: What knowledge and techniques will help prevent future accidents?
Fourth class routes have dangers that can unexpectedly reveal themselves.
Report filed by Robert Speik for the 56th edition of ANAM, year 2003
Copyright© 2003 by Robert Speik. All Rights Reserved.
American Alpine Club
Oregon Section of the AAC
Accidents in North American Mountaineering