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Climbing

Climbing

Mountain

Mountain

Crash or collision

Crash or collision

Climbing

Big Pine, CA, USA

37.1649307°N, -118.289546°W

Posted on July 11, 2019 by AK

What happened?

My partner and I were climbing a technical rock route in the Palisades region in the High Sierra. The region is known for loose rock. I unintentionally pulled a large loose block off while climbing and took a large fall, injuring my head/neck and lower extremities. Due to my condition and our location on a remote rock climb, we were unable to self-evacuate. We activated the beacon. Initial attempts to pinpoint location of the beacon signal took longer than anticipated, so rescue was not possible on the day of the incident, and we spent the night on the ridge. I was retrieved the next morning approximately 18 hours after the incident by a CHP helicopter and Inyo County Search and Rescue volunteer. 

Words of wisdom

Practice and prepare for the risks associated with your climb. Be realistic about what the hazards are and be prepared to mitigate them. It’s not helpful to ignore the risks associated with objectively risky activities. 

Thank you note

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Rescue location

Big Pine, CA, USA

Rescue team

Local Search and Rescue

ResQLink™+

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View. Learn More It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™+ Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a buoyant, GPS-enabled rescue beacon that's suited for outdoor adventures of all sizes (think: everything from hiking and cycling to hunting and fishing). Should you run into an unexpected survival situation, the ResQLink+ PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites, allowing local first responders to more easily get you home safe and sound. Be Prepared for the Unpredictable!  
  • Buoyant
  • LED strobe light
  • Self Test
  • 66 Channel GPS
  • Easy emergency activation
  • Antenna clip

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