Climber Sacrifices Herself To Save Friend After Ice Column Fractures

  • A hiker in Utah died over the weekend under a falling column of ice after pushing her fellow climber out of the way, likely saving her friend’s life, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Three ice climbers were attempting to scale Raven Falls in Duchesne County near Indian Canyon on Sunday when the ice above them fractured and fell onto the group, the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office said.
  • The 41-year-old woman pushed a female climber, 21, out of the way of the falling ice, the sheriff’s office said. Officials believe the woman’s action saved the life of the 21-year-old.
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