Oregon guide dies, 4 climbers injured in falls on Mt. Shasta

Four climbers were injured and a climbing guide was killed Monday in three separate accidents on Mt. Shasta due to unstable ice.

The falls were reported at 8:35 am, 12:31 pm and 4 pm The sheriff’s office released the name of the person killed and withheld releasing the identities and ages of the four who were injured.

“We’re advising that climbers don’t summit for the next couple of days until that ice softens,” said Courtney Kreider, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office public information officer.

In the first incident, the sheriff’s office climbing guide Jillian Elizabeth Webster, 32, of Redmond, Oregon and two climbers were tethered together and ascending the mountain above Helen Lake when one of them lost their footing, causing all three to fall. All three climbers slid on snow and ice 1,500 to 2,500 vertical feet down the mountain, according to the sheriff’s office.

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