Climber Dies After 800-Foot Fall in Most Alpine Region of California Over Weekend

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The 14,242' North Palisade, CA and U-Notch. image: summitpost.org
The 14,242′ North Palisade, CA and U-Notch. image: summitpost.org

A 67-year-old man fell 800-feet in the U-Notch after climbing the 14,242′ North Palisade in California’s most alpine region.

The Palisade Glacier amphitheater holds five 14,000-foot peaks and a waning glacierette.

RIP.

“Search and Rescue was contacted over the weekend to assist with a body recovery of a fall victim. The 67-year old climber from Oakland CA fell approximately 800 ft during a decent from U-Notch after climbing North Palisade. Inyo SAR was contacted the afternoon of July 3rd, but due to weather conditions late in the day the helicopter was unable to fly until July 4th. Two Inyo SAR members met H-40 (out of Fresno) the morning of the 4th and were flown up to Palisade Glacier where they hiked about 500 ft up to recover the body and lower to the helicopter.” – Inyo County, CA Sheriff’s Office

Photo Tour:

Photo of the recovery mission. image: inyo county sheriff's office
Photo of the recovery mission. image: inyo county sheriff’s office
Photo of the recovery mission. image: inyo county sheriff's office
Photo of the recovery mission. image: inyo county sheriff’s office
North Palisade Glacier.
North Palisade Glacier.
North Palisade Glacier and North Palisade.
North Palisade Glacier and North Palisade.  image:  scaruffi.com

 


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