Who: Kevin Volkening, a Black Diamond Quality Assurance employee
Where: Clark’s Fork, Wyoming
His mistake: Bad luck
What happened: A Black Diamond employee, who was part of a team that performed quality tests on Black Diamond equipment, was climbing the last pitch of a climb when a block he was standing on broke loose. Kevin Volkening fell about 50 feet to a ledge where he died. His climbing partners went to the ledge, but were unable to revive him. Kevin was an experienced climber and was wearing a helmet during the accident.
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