American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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226 Records

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Hit by Avalanche—British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Fisher Peak
HIT BY AVALANCHE—British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Fisher Peak. Chris Sadleir and Bob Bauman (23) and Mavis Bauman were approaching the ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall on Rock and Piton Failure—Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Frontal Range, Yamnuska
FALL ON ROCK AND PITON FAILURE.—Alberta, Rocky Mountains Frontal Range, Yamnuska. Jim Bay and Dan Griffiths were climbing the ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall into Crevasse—British Columbia, Glacier National Park, Illecillewaet Glacier
FALL INTO CREVASSE—British Columbia, Glacier National Park, Illecil- lewaet Glacier. James Tutt (24) and a companion were attempting to climb ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall on Ice—British Columbia, Kokanee Glacier Park
FALL ON ICE—British Columbia, Kokanee Glacier Park. Ron Homenuke (24) and two companions were traversing Kokanee Glacier from the true ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Falling Rock—British Columbia, Southern Selkirks, Mt. Marion
FALLING ROCK—British Columbia, Southern Selkirks, Mt. Marion. Four climbers were approaching the crest of the ridge of Mt. Marion ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall on Rock and Inadequate Equipment—Ontario, Bon Echo Park
FALL ON ROCK AND INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT—Ontario, Bon Echo Park. Richard Lamb (16), who had climbed for 3 years, was making a ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Slip on Rock and Climbing Unroped—Ontario, Milton, Rattlesnake Point
SLIP ON ROCK AND CLIMBING UNROPED—Ontario, Milton, Rattlesnake Point. Mark Johnson (18) had climbed with a school group on May 2, 1976, ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Misuse of Belaying Device—Ontario, Milton, Rattlesnake Point
MISUSE OF BELAYING DEVICE—Ontario, Milton, Rattlesnake Point. Dave Embury (35) was climbing third on the rope of a 5.5 route in ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Falling Rock and No Hard Hat—Ontario, Milton, Rattlesnake Point
FALLING ROCK AND NO HARD HAT—Ontario, Milton, Rattlesnake Point. Kim Rodgers was injured on the forehead on May 2, 1976, when ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Falling Rock—Quebec, Mont Pinnacle, Lac Lyster
FALLING ROCK—Quebec, Mont Pinnacle, Lac Lyster. On July 2, a climber displaced, by a few inches, a block near the ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Falling Rock—Quebec, Mont St. Hilaire
FALLING ROCK—Quebec, Mont St. Hilaire. Michel and Daniel (18) DeRoy finished climbing the Voie Normale on Mont St. Hilaire on ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Piton Failure and Fall on Rock—Quebec, Val David, Mont King
PITON FAILURE AND FALL ON ROCK—Quebec, Val David, Mont King. On August 1, 1976, Julien Belanger (20) was leading la Traversee on ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Avalanche—Alaska, Mt. Foraker
AVALANCHE—Alaska, Mt. Foraker. Toshio Hirakawa (29), Yoshitsugo Yamaya (23), and Kenjo Koshiishi (28) were members of a five-person Japanese party planning to ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Diabetes, Inexperience—Alaska, Mt. McKinley
DIABETES, INEXPERIENCE—Alaska, Mt. McKinley. Jon Kushner (20) was a member of the Cleveland Bicentennial Mount McKinley Expedition climbing the West ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Exposure, Fatigue, Inexperienced—Alaska, Mt. McKinley
EXPOSURE, FATIGUE, INEXPERIENCED—Alaska, Mt. McKinley. The National Crampoon party of ten members was flown onto the Kahiltna Glacier on ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall into Crevasse—Alaska, Mt. McKinley
FALL INTO CREVASSE—Alaska, Mt. McKinley. Ian Wade (30), Jen Jern (28), Mathew Wells (29), Ray Smutek (39), Robert Redmayne (32) and James Roscoe (25) were ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall into Crevasse—Alaska, Mt. McKinley
FALL INTO CREVASSE—Alaska, Mt. McKinley. The Muldrow-West Buttress Traverse party began their climb by flying into Kantishna. From there, ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall Climbing Alone—Alaska, Mt. McKinley
FALL, CLIMBING ALONE—Alaska, Mt. McKinley. Gunther Schmidt (35) was a member of a five-person Australian expedition climbing the West Buttress ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall, Inadequate Equipment, Exposure—Alaska, Mt. McKinley
FALL, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, EXPOSURE.—Alaska, Mt. McKinley. Joe Ebner (28), Richard Rose (41), Bill Joiner (25), and Larry Fanning (28) were members of a ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Pulmonary Edema—Alaska, Mt. McKinley
PULMONARY EDEMA—Alaska, Mt. McKinley. Edward Guleke (29) was a member of an expedidon which was organized privately and then contacted ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Pulmonary Edema—Alaska, Mt. McKinley
PULMONARY EDEMA—Alaska, Mt. McKinley. Charles Gasser (20) was part of a six-person expedition ascending Mount McKinley via the Muldrow Glacier ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Pulmonary Edema—Alaska, Mt. McKinley
PULMONARY EDEMA—Alaska, Mt. McKinley. Charles Gasser (20) was part of a six-person expedition ascending Mount McKinley via the Muldrow Glacier ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Falling Rock—California, Sierra Nevada
FALLING ROCK—California, Sierra Nevada, Mt. Abbot. Marilee Henry (31), and Joyce Krause (37) were on the last pitch leading to the ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Failure to Follow Route, Darkness, Party Separated—California, Mt. Mills
FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, DARKNESS, PARTY SEPARATED— California, Mt. Mills. Steve Lester (29) of Alhambra went on alone to climb Mt. ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Rappel Failure—California, Pinnacles National Monument, Tombstone Rock
RAPPEL FAILURE—California, Pinnacles National Monument, Tombstone Rock. On May 15, R. B. Fischer (27) and Mitchell R. Haydon (16) left the Chaparral ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Failure to Test Handhold—California, Mt. Haeckel, Sequoia-King's Canyon
FAILURE TO TEST HANDHOLD—California, Mt. Haeckel, Sequoia-King’s Canyon. Don Burgess (19) and four companions were climbing the East Ridge ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Harness Failure—California, Practice Cliffs
HARNESS FAILURE—California, Practice Cliffs. A Mountain Safety Research climbing harness broke at the anchor point when the belayer caught ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall—After Climb Completed—California, Tahquitz
FALL—AFTER CLIMB COMPLETED—California, Tahquitz. Stan Klein, a climber from Loma Prieta Chap. RCS who has moved to LA, ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall, Solo Climbing—California, Yosemite Valley, Church Bowl
FALL—AFTER CLIMB COMPLETED—California, Tahquitz. Stan Klein, a climber from Loma Prieta Chap. RCS who has moved to LA, ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall While Descending—California, Yosemite Valley, North Dome Gully
FALL WHILE DESCENDING—California, Yosemite Valley, North Dome Gully. John Shiner (23) and two friends had successfully climbed the Arches Direct 5.7 ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall, No Protection—California, Yosemite Valley, Tiny Tim
FALL, NO PROTECTION—California, Yosemite Valley, Tiny Tim. Mark Thompson (18) was climbing as leader on Tiny Tim. The belayer tied ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Nut Failure—California, Yosemite, Washington's Column
NUT FAILURE—California, Yosemite, Washington’s Column. Nick Donnelly (23), having led the first pitch, belayed Alistair Miller (21), who, when he ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Rope Failure—California, Yosemite Valley
ROPE FAILURE—California, Yosemite Valley. At 5 p.m. on October 5, 1976, Ranger Rick Smith received a phone call from Mirror Lake. ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall while Bouldering, Exceeded Abilities—Colorado, Mt. Evans
FALL WHILE BOULDERING, EXCEEDED ABILITIES—Colorado, Mt. Evans. Thomas Gibbon (18) was bouldering on the steep north face of Mt. Evans ...
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Accident Reports
1977
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDED ABILITIES—Colorado, Mt. Evans
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDED ABILITIES—Colorado, Mt. Evans. Brian Driscoll (29) and Jeff Feet (23) were “scrambling” on extremely loose rock below ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Chock Failure—Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Deer Mountain Buttress
CHOCK FAILURE—Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Deer Mountain Buttress. On August 15, John Purvis (22) and Dennis Laird (24) were climbing a ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Improper Footwear—Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett's Peak
IMPROPER FOOTWEAR—Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett’s Peak. Elizabeth Wilson (23) and Gary Neptune had completed a technical climb ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Avalanche, Climbing Alone—Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
AVALANCHE, CLIMBING ALONE—Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak. On May 2 at 10 a.m. Alan Russell (26) was swept from ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Avalanche and Climbing Alone—Colorado, Mt. Ypsilon
AVALANCHE AND CLIMBING ALONE—Colorado, Mt. Ypsilon. At 8:43 a.m. on July 6, 1976, Christopher Sommer telephoned ROMO Dispatch to report an ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Rappel Failure, Inadequate Protection—Missouri, Mark Twain South County Bank
RAPPEL FAILURE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—Missouri, Mark Twain South County Bank. Evelyn F. Mooers (54) fell 40 feet to her death during a ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall/Slip on Ice, Exceeded Abilities—New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Huntington's Ravine
FALL/SLIP ON ICE, EXCEEDED ABILITIES—New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Huntington’s Ravine. On March 25, Margaret Snyder Cassidy (24) of Wolfeboro, ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall/Slip on Snow—New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Tuckerman's Ravine
FALL/SLIP ON SNOW—New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Tuckerman’s Ravine. On Saturday, May 8, Scott Whinnery (25) hiked with two companions ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall/Slip on Ice, Bad Weather—New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Huntington Ravine
FALL/SLIP ON ICE, BAD WEATHER—New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Huntington Ravine. Rick Welch (21) had soloed Pinnacle and was descending. ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Party Separated, Stranded—New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Huntington Ravine
PARTY SEPARATED, STRANDED—New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Huntington Ravine. To the left of the main gully (Central Gully) in Huntington ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall/Slip on Rock, Exceeded Abilities—Oregon, Mt. Hood
FALL/SLIP ON ROCK, EXCEEDED ABILITIES—Oregon, Mt. Hood. David Mickelson (18) fell 700 feet to his death from the face of ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Rappel Failure—Vermont, Washbowl Ledges
RAPPEL FAILURE—Vermont, Washbowl Ledges. Douglas S. Parker (18) of Moscow, Vermont, fell to his death from the Washbowl Ledges near ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall/Slip on Snow and Loss of Control in a Voluntary Glissade—Washington, Mt. Baker
FALL/SLIP ON SNOW AND LOSS OF CONTROL IN A VOLUNTARY GLISSADE—Washington, Mt. Baker. I am putting these words ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Climbing Unroped—Washington, Copper Mountain
CLIMBING UNROPED—Washington, Copper Mountain. Harry Christiansen (24) and David Wells and Rick Ohlund were free climbing on the northwest side ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall/Slip on Snow, Unroped, Inexperience—Washington, Mt. Olympus
FALL /SLIP ON SNOW, UNROPED, INEXPERIENCE—Washington, Mt. Olympus. On March 21, 1976, Kris Robertson, Mike Kalvelage, Bill Hansen and I left ...
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Accident Reports
1977
Fall/Slip on Snow, Inexperience, Inadequate Equipment—Washington, Mt. Rainier
FALL/SLIP ON SNOW, INEXPERIENCE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT—Washington, Mt. Rainier. Frederick Hamly (35) was cleaning a billy pot at Camp Hazard (11,000 ...
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Accident Reports
1977