Hiking Crampon Injury

The victim was hiking up the Right Gully wearing crampons (and had no ice axe) when he fell. He caught his crampon in the fall twisting his ankle. He was lowered down the slope on a 300′ static rope by the MWVSP and a USFS Snow Ranger and put in a litter on the floor of the ravine. He was then carried down to Pinkham by a group of volunteers and taken by ambulance to the hospital. This rescue took 24 people and 4 hours (46.5 person hours) to complete. The victim reported back that he had broken his ankle and had a plate and 5 screws installed.