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B.C. climber critically injured in 300-metre fall in Alaska

A Canadian climber was in critical condition Tuesday after falling about 300 metres while climbing Denali, North America's tallest mountain.

Burnaby man seen tumbling, un-roped, from Denali Pass

A B.C. man has been critically injured in a serious fall at Denali National Park in Alaska. (Becky Bohrer/Associated Press)

A Canadian climber was in critical condition after falling nearly 1,000 feet (305 metres) while climbing Denali, in Alaska, park officials said Tuesday.

A statement from Denali National Park and Preserve identified the climber as 31-year-old Adam Rawski, of Burnaby, B.C.

According to the statement, climbers Monday evening at the 5,242-metre high camp on Denali saw an un-roped climber take a tumbling fall from Denali Pass.

Guides from the high camp responded, and a park helicopter, which had been out doing glacier monitoring surveys, was able to mobilize for an evacuation, arriving on site within a half-hour of receiving the initial report, the statement said.

The statement described Rawski as "alive but unresponsive due to multiple traumatic injuries." The climber was taken to an Anchorage hospital in critical condition, the statement says.

Denali is North America's tallest mountain at 6,190 metres.

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