8. The Heart
Steepest Part of Shasta climb
9. The view looking down from the
Red Banks Chute
10. Above Red Banks, below False Summit
11. False Summit
12. Summit Block
13. Looking down through the
break in the Red Banks,
where Chris fell.
14. Looking down through the
chute, where Chris fell.
15. Tom Rogers: “I was about 30 ft below her. She was attempting to change direction and
lost her footing. She started falling head ﬁrst, her crampons rotating counterclockwise, away
from the right wall. I’m pretty sure she slammed her right ﬁst onto the rock, knocking her ice
axe loose and rupturing the ring ﬁnger tendon.
I saw her coming down and watched her crampons; that’s how I know her feet were above
her head. I took a step to the right, braced, and was able to hold on when she hit me. When I
caught her she was sliding pretty fast and unable to self-arrest.