American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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379 Records

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Falling Rock – California, Yosemite Valley
FALLING ROCK—California, Yosemite Valley. Michael Cannon (23) and Mark Richey (19) had just come off the Steck-Salathe route on Sentinel Peak. ...
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Accident Reports
1978
Inadequate Equipment, Inexperience – California, Yosemite Valley
INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, INEXPERIENCE—California, Yosemite Valley. On November 4, while rappelling down Glacier Point Terrace, a standard descent route, Bert Miller (20) ...
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1978
Stranded, Falling Rock, Inexperience – California, Mt. Irvine
STRANDED, FALLING ROCK, INEXPERIENCE—California, Mt. Irvine. Thomas Cowie (23) and Geoff Nutting (23) were attempting a 5.7 route on the northeast face ...
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1978
Exposure and Exhaustion, Stranded in Bad Weather – California, Mt. Shasta
EXPOSURE AND EXHAUSTION, STRANDED IN BAD WEATHER— California, Mt. Shasta. Five climbers were hit by a sudden storm on the ...
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Accident Reports
1978
Fall on Ice – California, Mendel Glacier
FALL ON ICE—California, Mendel Glacier. John Moore (31) stated that at 2 p.m., on September 4, he and his climbing partner, ...
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1978
Exposure, Frostbite, Bad Weather, Inexperience, Panic – California, Piute Pass
EXPOSURE, FROSTBITE, BAD WEATHER, INEXPERIENCE, PANIC—California, Piute Pass. Steve Sheppard (22) and Jeri Ann Grassmeuch (22) were trying to complete a ...
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1978
Climbing Alone, Improper Equipment – California, Mt. Shasta
CLIMBING ALONE, IMPROPER EQUIPMENT—California, Mt. Shasta. Some time on the 15th of September, John Saulsberry (55) attempted a climb of ...
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Accident Reports
1978
Fall, Climbing Unroped, Failure to Test Holds – Colorado, Quandry Mountain
FALL, CLIMBING UNROPED, FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS—Colorado, Quandry Mountain. Donald Gordon (21), Michael Bearzi (24), and William Trull (22) were climbing ...
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1978
Fall, Inexperience – Colorado, Mt. Royal
FALL, INEXPERIENCE—Colorado, Mt. Royal. Mark Baines (16) was attempting a climb of Mt. Royal with a friend when he fell ...
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1978
Avalanche – Colorado, Mt. Ypsilon
AVALANCHE— Colorado, Mt. Ypsilon. Two climbers were injured in an avalanche in the “Y” Couloir on July 4. No other details ...
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1978
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Failure to Test Hold, Inadequate Protection – New York, Adirondacks
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, FAILURE TO TEST HOLD, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—New York, Adirondacks, Wallface Mountain. On August 13, ...
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1978
Fall on Rock, Nut Failure – New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, NUT FAILURE—New York, Shawangunks. A nineteen-year-old former NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) instructor fell on ...
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1978
Slip on Ice, No Protection Placed, Climbing Alone – New York, Practice Cliffs near Patterson
SLIP ON ICE, NO PROTECTION PLACED, CLIMBING ALONE— New York, Practice Cliffs near Patterson. H. J. Stepnowski reported that in ...
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1978
Fall on Rock, Nut Failure, No Hard Hat – New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, NUT FAILURE, NO HARD HAT—New York, Shawangunks. Tired while leading the first pitch of Roseland—a 5.9 ...
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1978
Fall on Rock, Snakes – New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCKS, SNAKES—New York, Shawangunks. A thirty-five- year-old climber was on Wrist—a 5.6 route—when he looked down ...
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1978
Pulmonary Edema – Oregon, Mt. Hood
PULMONARY EDEMA—Oregon, Mt. Hood. On Saturday, June 11, a Basic Climbing Class led by Bill Davis ascended to a base ...
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1978
Loss of Control on Voluntary Glissade – Washington, Mt. Rainier
LOSS OF CONTROL ON VOLUNTARY GLISSADE—Washington, Mt. Rainier. On February 13, party leader Jerry Hasfjord (40), Paul Neilsen (23), Jack Wilkins (55), and ...
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1978
Belay Failure – Washington, The Tooth
BELAY FAILURE—Washington, The Tooth. Jack Bartleson (46) was injured while climbing on the southwest corner of The Tooth on April 24. ...
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1978
Falling while Descending, Unroped – Washington, The Tooth
FALLING WHILE DESCENDING, UNROPED—Washington, The Tooth. David Putnam (19) fell while descending “The Tooth.” He was with Steven White (19) and ...
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1978
Falling Rock – Washington, Mt. Rainier
FALLING ROCK—Washington, Mt. Rainier. On June 18, a fifteen- year-old boy was injured by rockfall while climbing in the Thumb ...
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1978
Loss of Control in a Voluntary Glissade - Washington, Emmans Glacier
LOSS OF CONTROL IN A VOLUNTARY GLISSADE—Washington, Emmans Glacier. Dean Klapper (33) was killed in a fall from the 13,000-foot ...
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1978
Loss of Control, Involuntary Glissade – Washiington, Big Four Mountain
LOSS OF CONTROL, INVOLUNTARY GLISSADE—Washington, Big Four Mountain. I was the leader on the July 9 climb which included six ...
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1978
Fall into Concealed Crevasse – Washington, Ruth Mountain
FALL INTO CONCEALED CREVASSE—Washington, Ruth Mountain. At 6 p.m. on July 20, James Kline (25) fell 30 feet into a crevasse. He ...
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1978
Loss of Control, Voluntary Glissade – Washington, Mt. Shuksan
LOSS OF CONTROL, VOLUNTARY GLISSADE—Washington, Mt. Shuksan. On a climb with the Mountaineers, Walter Swan (age unknown) lacerated his ...
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1978
Fall on Ice, Climbing Unroped – Washington, Mt. Rainier
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING UNROPED—Washington, Mt. Rainier. On July 31, Leslie-Ann Smith (23), a Tacoma resident, was climbing down the Fryingpan ...
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1978
Falling Rock, Party Separated – Washington, Mt. Torment
FALLING ROCK, PARTY SEPARATED—Washington, Mt. Torment. Sharon Goss was the leader of a Mountaineers trip to Mt. Torment which ...
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1978
Fall on Ice – Washington, Mt. Rainier
FALL ON ICE—Washington, Mt. Rainier. On September 7, Ann Wild (20) was guiding four people up Mt. Rainier. They were on ...
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1978
Fall on Rock, Piton and Chock Failure – Washington, Peak One of Klootchman Rock
FALL ON ROCK, PITON AND CHOCK FAILURE—Washington, Peak One of Klootchman Rock. David Steven fell while on the Northeast ...
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1978
Fall on Rock, Chock Failure, No Protection – Washington, The Tooth
FALL ON ROCK, CHOCK FAILURE, NO PROTECTION—Washington, The Tooth. Walter McDonald (33) fell to his death while climbing The ...
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1978
Fall on Snow – Wyoming, The Tetons
FALL ON SNOW—Wyoming, The Tetons. Brian White (30), Bradley Rich and David Tippets were descending from the Grand Teton on ...
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1978
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Equipment, Inexperience – Wyoming, The Tetons
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, INEXPERIENCE— Wyoming, The Tetons. Joe Burlingham (30) was climbing on the east slopes of Teewinot with ...
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1978
Fall on Snow, Climbing Alone – Wyoming, The Tetons
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE—Wyoming, The Tetons. David Jensen (age unknown) signed out at the Jenney Lake Ranger Station ...
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1978
Falling Rock – Wyoming, The Tetons
FALLING ROCK—Wyoming, The Tetons. Paul Potters (25), Ivan Rezucha and William Parks were climbing the north face of the Grand ...
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1978
Falling Rock, Inexperience – Wyoming, The Tetons
FALLING ROCK, INEXPERIENCE—Wyoming, The Tetons. On August 4, about 11:30 p.m. Doug Calloway (17) was climbing the Owen Spalding Route on ...
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1978
Falling Rock, Inexperience – Wyoming, The Tetons
FALLING ROCK, INEXPERIENCE—Wyoming, The Tetons. On August 4, about 11:30 p.m. Doug Calloway (17) was climbing the Owen Spalding Route on ...
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1978
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection – Wyoming, The Tetons
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—Wyoming, The Tetons. On August 4, Allan Eddy (28) and Ken Mayers were climbing the Southwest Ridge ...
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1978
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I
 Number of Accidents Reported Total Number of Persons Involved Injured Killed  Year USA-CAN. USA-CAN. USA-CAN. USA-CAN.  1951 15 22 11 3  1952 31 35 17 13  1953 24 27 12 12  1954 31 41 31 8  1955 34 39 28 6  1956 46 72 54 13  1957 45 53 28 18  1958 32 39 23 11  1959 42—2 56—2 31—0 19—2  1960 47—4 64—12 37—8 19—4  1961 49—9 61—14 45—10 14—4  1962 71—1 90—1 64—0 19— 1  1963 68—11 79—12 47—10 19—2  1964 53—11 65—16 44—10 14—3  1965 72—0 90—0 59—0 21—0  1966 67—7 80—9 52—6 16—3  1967 74—10 110—14 63—7 33—5  1968 70—13 87—19 43—12 27—5  1969 94—11 125— 7 66—9 31—2  1970 129—11 174—11 88—5 16—5  1971 110—17 138—29 76—12 35—7  1972 141—29 184—42 98—17 49—13  1973 108—6 131—6 85—4 36—2  1974 96—7 177—50 75—1 26—5  1975 78—7 158—22 66—8 19—2  1976 137—16 303—31 210—9 53—6  1977 121—30 277—49 106—21 32—11  Totals 1885—192 2777—330 1558—152 582—82 
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1978
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
 1951-76 1977  Geographical Districts Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  Canada  Alberta 57 23 99 12 2 15  British ...
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1978
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
TABLE III Numbers Refer to Persons Directly Involved  1951-76 1959-76 1977 1977   USA CAN. USA CAN.  Terrain1  Rock 1428 127 70 26  Snow 800 110 41 35  Ice 25 3 9 1  River 6 1 1 1  Unknown 10 2 0 0  ...
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1978