Steve House recovering well after serious fall

Apr 10, 2010
Outside Magazine

Steve HouseElite alpinist Steve House reportedly fell 80 feet while climbing in the Canadian Rockies March 25, and was evacuated with life-threatening injuries, according to a blog post by Global Rescue, the company that provided medical transport. He was flown to a hospital in Oregon on April 1, and released on April 4.

Steve just sent me this quick statement: "I am recovering comfortably at home and am already able to move around on my own power." 

Steve also had this to say: "The mountain rescue wardens of Banff National Park are the heroes who executed a risky long-line rescue to pull me (and later my uninjured partner) off the north face of Mount Temple. If it hadn't been for them, I very likely would have died from my injuries before getting down."

Here is a feature profile of Steve we published in 2006: The Devil Wears Patagonia (October 2006)


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