Wilderness Medicine Case Study 1: Climber Fall


Leader Fall on rock


This accident has been adapted from Accidents in North American Climbing 2021.[i]  The accident was real. The discussion of actions is a hypothetical exercise to review wilderness medicine practices and critical thinking in emergencies.


Throughout this case study, I’ll indicate the scene and what happen in italics. Questions for the reader to consider before moving on are underlined. Everything else is discussion of wilderness medicine practices.

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