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Another SJMG injured

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James2 Jones · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 0

A SJMG fell while guiding the skylight ice climb in SW Colorado, Tuesday. Injuries were such that flight for life was called in to bring injured guide to quick medical attention. Waiting for more details.

James2 Jones · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 0

Ice climber falls
Submitted by Ouray County Pl... on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 5:11pm
An ice climber fell Tuesday while climbing a route called Skylight near Senator Gulch on County Road 361.
Dale Remsberg is a guide for San Juan Mountain Guides. According to Remsberg's Facebook page he got hit by something from above and fell 40 feet. He was airlifted to Montrose and is now in stable condition.
According to Junior Mattivi, Ouray County Sheriff, Remsberg was leading a group when he fell. He was tied in and still on the line, so the group was able to lower him to the ground.
"It was right alongside the road so it wasn't a tough rescue; we were able to drive right to him," Mattivi said. "Because of his condition we went ahead and called the helicopter for precautionary purposes."

ROC · · Englewood, CO · Joined Feb 2003 · Points: 205

James, thanks for the updates. Very glad to hear Dale made it out relatively okay.

Iceman · · Land of Snow & Ice · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 0

A little misinformation here. James has a vendetta against anyone associated with SJMG and seems relish in others being injured.

The guide in question does occasionally guide for SJMG, but was not guiding for SJMG when this accident took place, he was teaching an AMGA course to other guides.

Better title would be AMGA instructor injured.

Props to the guides/students that were able to self rescue and get him down safely.

Glad Dale is doing good and recovering from his injuries!

Derek DeBruin · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 585

I'll confirm that Dale is recovering. He was struck from above, causing him to fall, but his top screw held (decent but not great 13cm screw, ice fractured/cracked but did not fail). He was instructing an AMGA course at the time. The helicopter was a good idea given the extent of the injuries.

Jake wander · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 175

from what ive read it didnt sound like he decked. were the injuries from slamming into the wall?

Derek DeBruin · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 585

I am not certain on that. It's my understanding that he was leading in a chimney (nearly every climb at the Skylight area qualifies) so subsequent injury was likely due to hitting the chimney walls.

Derek DeBruin · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 585

Official report on the incident from the AMGA:…

csproul · · Davis, CA · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 330

Kerr Adams has posted here regularly and was one of the students/rescuers. Good job on taking care of the situation and a successful outcome.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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