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A Canadian climber is in critical condition after falling nearly 300 metres (1,000 feet) while climbing Denali, in Alaska.

A statement from Denali National Park and Preserve identifies the climber as 31-year-old Adam Rawski of Burnaby, B.C.

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According to the statement, climbers on Denali saw an un-roped man take a tumbling fall from Denali Pass, which is at 5,547 metres.

Guides from the high camp responded, and a park helicopter, which had been out doing glacier monitoring surveys, was able to mobilize for an evacuation.


Click to play video: 'Dramatic rescue in Squamish highlights busy times for search and rescue crews'







Dramatic rescue in Squamish highlights busy times for search and rescue crews


Dramatic rescue in Squamish highlights busy times for search and rescue crews – May 29, 2020

The statement says the chopper arrived on site within a half-hour of receiving the initial report.

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Officials describe Rawski as “alive but unresponsive due to multiple traumatic injuries.”

He was taken to an Anchorage hospital in critical condition.

Denali is North America’s tallest mountain at 6,190 metres.




© 2021 The Canadian Press




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