Climber Steve House is evacuated by Global Rescue after falling 80 feet

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April 8, 2010

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Steve House, one of the world’s most accomplished alpine climbers, is recovering in an Oregon hospital after an 80-foot fall in the Canadian Rockies left him with multiple life-threatening traumatic injuries. House was medically evacuated from Calgary to Oregon by Global Rescue.

House is a high-profile Ambassador for Patagonia clothing and a veteran of some of the highest peaks in the world. Reinhold Messner, who accomplished the first solo ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, once called House “the best high-altitude climber in the world today.”

House was attempting an ascent of Mt. Temple in Banff National Park when he fell. Following the accident, he was rushed to a medical facility in Calgary.

Global Rescue deployed a paramedic to oversee House’s treatment.  This oversight included consultations from Global Rescue and Johns Hopkins Medicine physician teams as House was being prepared for transport.  Once stabilized, Global Rescue evacuated House to his home hospital in Oregon aboard a medically equipped jet.

Global Rescue regularly performs rescue and evacuation services to injured members climbing the world’s tallest peaks. Recent missions include evacuations from Aconcagua, Dhaulagiri, Kilimanjaro and Everest.


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