Palisades U Notch Recovery 7/3

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Palisades U Notch Recovery 7/3

Post by maverick » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:41 pm

Inyo Co. SAR:

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.

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