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Climber fell into St Helens again...

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Apparently a climber was a little too close to the cornice and it collapsed. Oregonian says as of this evening they had located him but not retrieved him yet. He was blasting away on his emergency whistle though, which I guess is a good sign. Hopefully he isn't injured too badly and gets pulled out fast.

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I have heard that there was no whistle blowing at all, is this true? Given the distance, it might be even impossible for a whistle to be heard. I know that press reporting has many errors and there is a sign that this is another one. It seems very probable that he died on impact.


On the subject of self rescue and partner responsibility, its complicated. For example, I know climbers who multipitch on rock that dont know

how to escape a belay

Tie off with a munter/mule

descend to subject and treat with first aid

Asscend rope, convert to raise/lower

Tandem rap

All executed in a timely and organized manner!!


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