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Mt. St. Helens Backpack Challenge: Keep from leading a Kindergarten Field Trip

June 27
Loowit Trail, Mt St Helens, South Fork Toutle River Crossing

Injuries: None
Cause of Accident/Incident: Navigation challenge & Party Split Read more…

The Risk of Familiarity

November 2 - The Tooth/South Face
Injury: None.  
Cause: A number of converging factors.
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A slip on snow, a grab of the pack, trees escape a bruising

April 27 - Guye Peak - Scramble
Injury:  None
Cause: Slip on snow  Read more…

Going Blind on Mount Hood

Mt Hood Palmer Glacier
Injury: Corneal Edema causing blindness in one eye
Cause: Lasik Surgery, altitude, drying wind Read more…

How To: Follow A Climbing Code

Freedom8Cover.pngMany years ago, The Mountaineers devised a set of guidelines to help people conduct themselves safely in the mountains. Based on careful observation of the habits of skilled climbers and a thoughtful analysis of accidents, those guidelines have served well not only for climbers but for all wilderness travelers. Read more…