American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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171 Records

Title Publication Year
The Journals (The Alpine Journal, The Climber's Club Journal, The Scottish Mountaineering Journal, The Himalayan Journal, The New Zealand Alpine Journal, Appalachia, The Canadian Alpine Journal, Mazama, The Sierra Club Bulletin)
The Journals With the ever increasing activity in world mountaineering it has become more and more difficult to keep abreast ...
AAJ
Book Reviews
1957
Accidents in American Mountaineering, Tenth Annual Report of the Safety Committee of the American Alpine Club 1957
This, the tenth report of the Safety Committee, records the accidents which occurred in 1956 and have been reported to the ...
ANAM
Editorials And Prefaces
1957
California, Berkeley
California, Berkeley—On April 3, 1955 Alfred E. Young (20) was involved in an accident at Pinnacle Rock, a site frequently used for ...
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Accident Reports
1957
California, Yosemite (1)
California, Yosemite (1)—On April 2, 1955 a two-man team of George Sessions (22) and Richard Calderward attempted Rixon’s Pinnacle by an extremely ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
California, Yosemite (2)
California, Yosemite (2)—On April 15, 1955 Don Claunch and George W. Whitmore attempted a direct ascent of Eagle Peak via the east ...
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Accident Reports
1957
California, Yosemite (3)
California, Yosemite (3)—On May 28, 1955 a party consisting of six experienced climbers were climbing Washington Column. The rock was dry, weather ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Washington, Wenatchee National Forest — East Fork of Boulder Creek Above Timberline
Washington, Wenatchee National Forest—East Fork of Boulder Creek above Timber Line—On September 5, 1955 Clayton Ogle (35), a Forest Service trail ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Washington, Mt. St. Helens
Washington, Mt. St. Helens—On August 28, 1955 James F. Henriot (27) was hit by a rolling boulder of unknown origin while climbing ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Washington, Near Mt. Stuart
Washington, Near Mt. Stuart—On September 5, 1955 David Martin (19) and his brother (17) along with Fred Facer (41) were returning to base camp ...
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Accident Reports
1957
New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Tuckerman's Ravine
New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Tuckerman’s Ravine—On February 19, 1956 A. Aaron Leve (29), Albert E. Sanderson (51), Charles Fay (21), Frank Truesdale (31) and ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
New Hampshire, Mt. Kearsarge
New Hampshire, Mt. Kearsarge—On May 13, 1956 James Moore (20) slipped on ice about a quarter of a mile from the summit ...
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Accident Reports
1957
New Hampshire, Mt. Clay
New Hampshire, Mt. Clay—On about September 1, 1956 John Ochab (37) apparently slipped on wet rocks and fell to his death a ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Connecticut, Sleeping Giant State Park — Mt. Carmel
Connecticut, Sleeping Giant State Park—Mt. Carmel—On October 14, 1956 Robert W. French (22) was climbing on the Chin of The Sleeping ...
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Accident Reports
1957
New York, Shawangunks (1)
New York, Shawungunks (1)—In June, 1956 Bob Graef and Mary Syl- vander were climbing “Gaston.” While leading the top pitch of “...
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Accident Reports
1957
New York, Shawangunks (2)
New York, Shawungunks (2)—In November, 1956 Ted Church and Kris Raubenheimer were climbing “Gaston.” On first pitch Ted’s hand slipped ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Colorado, Near Mt. Neva
Colorado, near Mt. Neva—On June 20, 1956 Robert H. Cook (14), one of a group of about 20 boys from a YMCA Summer ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park (1)
Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park (1)—On May 30, 1956 Patrick Dwyer (17) fell while climbing on the North Face of Hallett Peak. He ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park (2)
Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park (2)—On July 10, 1956 Jack Jay (26) and a companion had climbed Hallett Peak. In descending they were ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park (3)
Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park (3)—A tragic death occurred on August 15, 1956 when Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman and Mr. and Mrs. ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park (4)
Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park (4)—On August 15, 1956 George Bloom (21) and a companion, John Carpenter, had climbed Mt. Craig and in ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Colorado, Maroon Bells
Colorado, Maroon Bells—On August 5, 1956 Ralph Melville with two companions, a boy and a girl, reached the summit of Maroon ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Colorado, Little Bear
Colorado, Little Bear—On September 1, 1956, a warm cloudless day with no wind, a party of five climbers (Mark Bostwick, David ...
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Accident Reports
1957
New Mexico, Peñasco Springs
New Mexico, Peñasco Springs—On May 20, 1956 a fatal accident occurred on a private party trip to Peñasco Springs, ...
ANAM
Accident Tables
1957
Wyoming, Near Green River
Wyoming, near Green River—On December 12, 1956 Lawrence Erwin McCune (15), Franklin Hofeldt (15), and Arland Pope (15), while returning from hunting decided to ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (1)
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (1)—On June 23, 1956 a party of three were glissading, unroped, down a large snow field leading ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (2)
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (2)—On July 11, 1956 Felix Knauth (26), Carol Rudnick (23) and Sylvia Kenshaw (32) had made an attempt to reach ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (3)
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (3)—On August 19, 1956, after having completed an ascent of the Grand Teton, a Sierra Club party ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (4)
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (4)—On August 23, 1956 Ken Weeks (18), David White (24), Curtis Butler (15) and Robert Haaheim (18) were returning from a ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (5)
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (5)—On August 24, 1956 Sara Sussman (24), A. M. McDermott (30), Ed Ormitz (27), Jewel Mikle (30) and Jay LeBrun (28) were ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (6)
Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park (6)—On September 1, 1956 Miss Julie Griffin (21) and other members of the party were approaching the summit ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Montana, Glacier National Park
Montana, Glacier National Park—On August 16, 1956, about 6:00 p.m., Mr. Lino Graglia (35) fell while running on a scree slope and ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
Washington, Mt. Rainier National Park (1)
Washington, Mt. Rainier National Park (1)—On July 20, 1956 Jake Brettenback (21) fell into a crevasse at about 13,000 feet elevation while on a ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
Washington, Mt. Rainier National Park (2)
Washington, Mt. Rainier National Park (2)—On August 10, 1956 Sam C. Silverstein (19) fell while descending the snow chute along Gibralter as he ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
Washington, Olympic Mountains (1)
Washington, Olympic Mountains (1)—On July 1, 1956 Roy Harniss (20), one of a party of five climbers from Bremerton, was standing on a ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
Washington, Olympic Mountains (2)
Washington, Olympic Mountains (2)—On June 24, 1956 a party of eleven Mountaineers were descending the last steep slope of Mt. Constance. Greta ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Washington, Olympic Mountains (3)
Washington, Olympic Mountains (3)—On July 1, 1956 a party of 16 climbers was climbing Mt. Constance by the standard “Mountaineer Route.” They were ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Washington, Cascade Pass Area
Washington, Cascade Pass Area—On September 16, 1956 a party of ten mountaineers were on their way to attempt Boston Peak at ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Washington, Snoqualmie
Washington, Snoqualmie—On February 19, 1956 Everett Lasher and Gene Prater began a winter ascent of the 4,500-foot ridge lying north of ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Oregon, Mt. Hood
Oregon, Mt. Hood—On July 29, 1956 two groups of American Youth Hostel climbers totaling 18 persons climbed Mt. Hood with one guide. ...
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Accident Reports
1957
California, San Francisco Bay Area
California, San Francisco Bay Area—On February 18, 1956 Keith Anderson (25), accompanied by two other climbers, attempted to climb one of the ...
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Accident Reports
1957
California, Berkeley
California, Berkeley—On March 11, 1956 a group of about 15 climbers that included experienced men as well as novices was practicing lower ...
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Accident Reports
1957
California, San Francisco
California, San Francisco—On March 25, 1956 Bruce Frederick (16), with two companions, attempted an ascent of Lands End cliff. After his companions ...
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Accident Reports
1957
California, Sierra Nevada
California, Sierra Nevada—On June 28, 1956 John Brinkmann (15) was injured while climbing the NE ridge of University Peak. The party was ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
California, Yosemite (1)
California, Yosemite (1)—On May 27, 1956 Dr. Robert Franklin Johnson (28) was killed instantly in a sheer fall from Castle Cliff east of ...
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Accident Reports
1957
California, Yosemite (2)
California, Yosemite (2)—On June 28, 1956 Larry Hawley (19), an employee of the National Park Service, suffered a broken neck, shoulder, ribs, and ...
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Accident Reports
1957
California, Yosemite (3)
California, Yosemite (3)—On August 29, 1956 Ronald W. Beck (19), fell about 150 feet and was killed while attempting to climb Grizzly Peak near ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
California, Yosemite (4)
California, Yosemite (4)—On June 9, 1956 an accident occurred on the lower part of the Royal Arches on a pitch known as ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
1957
California, Sequoia National Park
California, Sequoia National Park—On July 24, 1956 Gerry Rule (16), while climbing with a companion on a steep talus slope above Hamilton ...
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Accident Reports
1957
California, Mt. Shasta
California, Mt. Shasta—On December 28, 1956 Emily Hatfield (21), Don Monks (26), Steve Brenner (22) and Gordon Brenner (19) climbed Mt. Shasta. The weather was ...
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Accident Reports
1957
Table I
Year Total Number of Reported Accidents Number of Deaths  1947  15 11  1948 28 15  1949  17 9  1950  30 8  1951  18 4  1952  35 14  1953  25 12  1954  31 8  1955  34 6  1956  40 8 
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Accident Tables
1957