The Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday morning that Adam Jason Weber, a resident of Salt Lake, died Sunday after an accident in the mountains. Weber and some friends were enjoying a rope swing and repelling trip at Day Canyon in Moab. The group had spent days butting the hardware for the swing in place and many others had both swung and repelled using the apparatus which Weber fell from. He was attached to a tandem swing with a female companion. After the swing the riders needed to rappel down to the floor of the canyon about two hundred feet below. Weber got out of the swing first and as he took his feet out of the straps to rappel, he fell to the bottom of the canyon.
The location is about seven miles west of the highway and emergency facilities. Despite the quick response of several agencies, Weber died as a result of his injuries. His companion was extracted from the swing unharmed. It is unclear as to what caused the experienced climber to fall.
The American Alpine Institute for Climbing says that rappelling is the most dangerous activity you can do while climbing. This is the third death that the Grand County Sheriff’s office has investigated this year alone. The Sheriff urges climbers and rappellers to use extreme caution.
We at Christensen & Hymas send our condolences to Weber’s family and friends. If we can be of service in helping you or others who have experienced accidents with mountain falls please call us at (801)506-0800.
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