Tuesday, February 22, 2005


An unfortunate accident happened in the Park on Monday. I think some of the news agencies are covering things, so I will see if I can link to one of their stories eventually.

From what I gather, a couple was scrambling around to the left of Quick and Dirty. Apparently a woman fell and was injured. Lisa, the park rescue coordinator, quickly came down from a climb on the hump to participate in the rescue. A helicopter lifted her into the opening at the base of the ice. The injured scrambler was then heli-ed out to the road where an ambulance took her to the hospital. Everything went very quickly and smoothly.

Kudo's to all those who helped out. It is great knowing that the park has so many resources and trained personal on hand. Hopefully the injury will prove to be as minor as con be hoped.

A image gallery from Blair can be found here


At 2/22/2005 10:51:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, i agree, kudo's to the wardens, the chopper pilot, Lisa & everyone else involved in the rescue. It was a job well done. As part of the climbing community i think we are very fortunate to have someone with Lisa's experience working in Waterton. I was impressed!! 

Posted by Blair Piggot

At 2/22/2005 11:39:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the link to the Calgary Sun's article about the accident:



Posted by Dave Stephens

At 2/22/2005 02:16:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think that reporter understood just how big that crevasse was at the bottom of Quick & Dirty...... 

Posted by Blair Piggot

At 2/23/2005 04:51:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know the condition of the person who was injured? The article in the sun really did not give any details as to what happened. Also, of note, they clumped this accident under the "climbing" title again. Cheers 

Posted by Scott Harms


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