• Creator
  • Johnson, Ed
  • Created Date
  • 1952
  • Description
  • On May 18, Arthur Jessett, a student at the University of Washington, fell 90 feet into a crevasse while descending from the summit of Mount Saint Helens. Jessett, although injured and pinned tightly within the crevasse, survived the initial fall and was able to communicate with his three climbing companions, telling them he was tightly wedged against the ice with a possible broken arm. Unfortunately, his friends were helpless to rescue him be... more
    On May 18, Arthur Jessett, a student at the University of Washington, fell 90 feet into a crevasse while descending from the summit of Mount Saint Helens. Jessett, although injured and pinned tightly within the crevasse, survived the initial fall and was able to communicate with his three climbing companions, telling them he was tightly wedged against the ice with a possible broken arm. Unfortunately, his friends were helpless to rescue him because the only rope carried by the party was trapped in Jessett's backpack. Two of Jessett's companions went to get help while the third stayed at the scene of the accident. The two men who went to get help intercepted another party coming down from the summit only to discover they were not carrying any rope. When they finally secured rope from a ski cabin at Timberline, they made a rescue attempt by lowering one of the young men, Manford Oliphant, into the crevasse but found that the rope was too short, allowing the would-be rescuer descend... less
  • Format
  • Photograph
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2012