Back

22C06673 - Icicle Buttress Climbing Accident

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on July 4th, 2022 a 44-year-old Vancouver, Washington man was killed in a climbing accident on the Icicle Buttress south of Leavenworth.  The man’s climbing partner flagged down a USFS Officer who happened to be in the area to report the accident.

Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue personnel responded to the scene and found the male deceased from what appeared to be injuries sustained from the fall.  With the assistance of Chelan County Fire District 3 personnel, the climber was brought to the roadway.

The female told rescuers the two were climbing on the Buttress when a heavy rain storm moved in.  She was lowered to the bottom of the pitch and the male climber was to follow.  As she was descending the trail, she heard a noise and saw him fall.  It is estimated he fell approximately 100 feet.

The name of the climber is not being released pending family notification.

 

SEE FULL MEDIA RELEASE

Last Updated: 07/05/2022 04:24 PM

Share This Page...

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 07
    Sep 2022
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - September 7, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 24
    Aug 2022
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - August 24, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 17
    Aug 2022
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - August 17, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 16
    Aug 2022
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Public Meeting: Public Canvassing Board Meetings

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 16
    Aug 2022
    01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Public Meeting: Certify Election

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office