Posted: May 22, 2013 8:49 AM by Tara Oster - MTN News
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - Officials say that a Columbia Falls man who died over the weekend while climbing a granite peak in Yosemite National Park made no mistakes prior to his deadly fall.
Park spokeswoman Kari Cobb says that no one could have foreseen this accident that claimed the life of Mason Robison, 38.
Robison and his climbing partner were about 2,300 feet up El Capitan when a large granite flake came loose. Robison fell with the rock, which sliced through the rope that was connecting him to his climbing partner.
Robison fell 230 feet before his haul line caught him.
We spoke with friends of Robison who told us he was a great climber and friend. They also tell us Robison's brother, Mark, was killed in a climbing accident in Glacier in 1997.
Robison's climbing partner was not hurt in the weekend incident