Res­cue on Yam­nuska

On June 6,

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Andy Genereux was res­cued off Yam­nuska af­ter a loose rock in­jured his leg. The climb where this ac­ci­dent oc­curred was Mis­sion­ary’s Crack on the West End of Yam­nuska. Genereux had put in 14 hours to clean the route af­ter a ser ious 2009 rock­fall which lev­elled the for­est be­low. While try­ing to re-climb the route in June 2014, a large flake pulled and broke his lower r ight leg, re­sult­ing in a com­pound tib-fib. Kananaskis Parks ex­e­cuted an amaz­ing res­cue, pick­ing Genereux off the wall, “Ac­co­lades to the res­cue pro­fes­sion­als. Their work of­ten goes un­her­alded and the r isks they un­der­take to save our sorry souls not re­ally un­der­stood by most folks,” said Genereux. “The prog­no­sis is for a full re­cov­ery for me. The route Mis­sion­ary’s Crack still needs a bunch of work and should be avoided un­til af­ter these re­pairs can be made.”

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