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Scrambler seriously injured on Mount Lawrence Grassi near Canmore

A female scrambler was airlifted to Foothill Medical Center on Tuesday (July 28) afternoon after falling 100-feet near the Mount Lawrence Grassi summit
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Kananaskis Public Safety responds to a climber on Ha Ling peak who fell 100 feet on Tuesday (July 28). KPS PHOTO

BOW VALLEY – A female scrambler was seriously injured Tuesday (July 28) afternoon after a 100-foot fall on Mount Lawrence Grassi.

The climber was scrambling with a male friend when she suffered a serious fall near the summit of Mount Lawrence Grassi down a 100-foot gully, landing in the scree, said Mike Koppang with Kananaskis Public Safety.

"[Kananaskis Public Safety] responded with Alpine Helicopter ... [we] landed on Miner's Peak then packaged on a spine board and treated for a number of injuries," Koppang said.

The injured female was then transported to EMS and STARS air ambulance, who were set up at the Ha Ling trailhead.

"We rendezvoused with EMS and an Alpine Helicopters [that slung the patient out] and transported an adult female to the Foothills Medical Centre," Fatima Khawaja with STARS communications wrote in an email.

Officials said the female scrambler sustained a number of serious injuries while the male scrambler was uninjured.



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