American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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431 Records

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Avalanche, Alaska Mt. McKinley
AVALANCHE Alaska, Mt. McKinley AI Aaporta and Josef Carmichael (age unknown) were near the top of the couloir on the ...
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1979
Cerebral Edema, Altitude Sickness, Alaska, Mt. McKinley
CEREBRAL EDEMA, ALTITUDE SICKNESS Alaska, Mt. McKinley On June 1, Bruce Hickson (22), Tom Crouch (23), and George Gonzales (26), members of an Air ...
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1979
Cerebral Edema, Exhaustion, Bad Weather, Alaska, Mt. McKinley
CEREBRAL EDEMA, EXHAUSTION, BAD WEATHER Alaska, Mt. McKinley On the morning of June 22, while at 14,000 feet on the West Buttress, ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Descending Unroped, Alaska, Chugach State Park
FALL ON SNOW, DESCENDING UNROPED Alaska, Chugach State Park On the evening of August 7, 1978, Mark Figura (24), Bob Mintz (27), and Ralph ...
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1979
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Party Separated, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, PARTY SEPARATED California, Yosemite Valley On January 1, Marvin Johnson (13) and Kendall West (20), novice ...
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1979
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Party Separated, California, Mt. Shasta
EXPOSURE, PARTY SEPARATED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT California, Mt. Shasta On February 3, 1978, Ed Paterson and Ron Sova (34) attempted a winter climb of ...
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1979
Stranded, Bad Weather, Fatigue, California, Yosemite Valley
STRANDED, BAD WEATHER, FATIGUE California, Yosemite Valley On March 31, Joel Seton (16) and Jeffrey Inman (17) got stuck on The Nose of ...
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1979
Fall on Rock, Placed No Protection, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED NO PROTECTION California, Yosemite Valley On May 13 at 9:30 a.m., Darich Rapitrich (26) was attempting to climb ...
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1979
Rappel Failure, California, Yosemite Valley
RAPPEL FAILURE California, Yosemite Valley John Garten (24), John Nygaard (22), and Jeffrey Graves (22), all experienced 5.10 climbers, fell to their deaths on ...
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1979
Fall on Rock, No Protection, Self-Rescue, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, NO PROTECTION, SELF-RESCUE California, Yosemite Valley On May 18, according to his partner, Steve Keiser (19) was leading the ...
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1979
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite Valley On May 28, 1978, at 8 a.m., Phillip Bard (29) and Gary ...
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1979
Fall on Rock, Off Route, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, OFF ROUTE California, Yosemite Valley On May 30, at 10:30 a.m., Laurel Munson came into the valley ranger ...
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1979
Slip on Snow, Equipment Difficulty California, Sierra
SLIP ON SNOW, EQUIPMENT DIFFICULTY California, Sierra In June 1978, after completing a summit ski descent of Carson Peaks’ northeast bowl (10,000 ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Party Separated, California, Palisade Glacier
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED, PARTY SEPARATED California, Palisade Glacier John Norton (16), Marta Rauch (16) and Greg Lewis (25) ascended the arete ...
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1979
Exposure, Inadequate Equipment, Climbing Alone, California, Mt. Shasta
EXPOSURE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, CLIMBING ALONE California, Mt. Shasta On August 15, 1978, Martin Thomas (67) was reported missing on Mt. Shasta. On August 11, ...
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1979
Bad Weather, Exposure, Hypothermia, Inadequate Equipment, California, Lamarck Col
BAD WEATHER, EXPOSURE, HYPOTHERMIA, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT California, Lamarck Col This account is a classic description of how hiking in the ...
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1979
Fall on Ice, Climbing Unroped, California, Palisade Glacier
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING UNROPED California, Palisade Glacier I (L. Collett, age 39) was several feet from the top of a ...
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1979
Stranded, Bad Weather, Inadequate Equipment, California, Yosemite Valley
STRANDED, BAD WEATHER, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT California, Yosemite Valley Stanley Garrison (22) and John Suttle (25) stated that they had hiked to the ...
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1979
Rappel Failure, Inadequate Equipment, California, Yosemite Valley
RAPPEL FAILURE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT California, Yosemite Valley Paul Whippo (27) and Doug Meerdinkt (26) were descending from the top of Crack Center ...
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1979
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, California, South Sierra Nevada, Spanish Needles
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED California, South Sierra Nevada, Spanish Needles Frank Riseley (45) was showing Explorer Scouts how to downclimb ...
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1979
Pulmonary Edema, Climbing Alone, Colorado, Longs Peak
PULMONARY EDEMA, CLIMBING ALONE Colorado, Longs Peak Stephen Weiswell (20) arrived in Boulder, Colorado, from Massachusetts. He climbed for a number ...
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1979
Rappel Failure, Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, Twin Owls
RAPPEL FAILURE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Colorado, Twin Owls On June 30, at 2:45 p.m., Diane Russell (23) fell vertically 25 to 30 feet down a ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Placed No Protection, Colorado, Mt. Ypsilon
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED, PLACED NO PROTECTION Colorado, Mt. Ypsilon According to Tom Cunningham (23), Lawrence Berman (21) had gotten a ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, McHenry's Peak
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Colorado, McHenry’s Peak Tom Hillmer (19) and brother Tim Hillmer had climbed the Stone Man ...
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1979
Fall on Snow and Ice, Climbing Unroped, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Longs Peak
FALL ON SNOW AND ICE, CLIMBING UNROPED, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Longs Peak On September 16, Brant Kauth called the dispatch ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, Maroon Bells
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Colorado, Maroon Bells The body of a Carbondale minister, killed when he slid out of ...
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1979
Fall on Rock, Nut Failure, New Jersey, Yards Creek
FALL ON ROCK, NUT FAILURE New Jersey, Yards Creek We have begun receiving reports from this relatively new climbing area. ...
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1979
Fall on Ice, Placed No Protection, Rappel Failure, New Hampshire, Whitehorse Ledge
FALL ON ICE, PLACED NO PROTECTION, RAPPEL FAILURE New Hampshire, Whitehorse Ledge On January 31, Clin Cummins (21) was leading the second ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Loss of Control, Involuntary Glissade, New Hampshire, Mt. Washington
FALL ON SNOW, LOSS OF CONTROL, INVOLUNTARY GLISSADE New Hampshire, Mt. Washington On March 11, Henry Dones (20) survived a spectacular 500-foot ...
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1979
Rappel Failure, Inadequate Equipment, No Hard Hat, New Mexico, Sandia Mountains
RAPPEL FAILURE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, NO HARD HAT New Mexico, Sandia Mountains Leo Sandoual (17) and Lloyd Hriunak (18) were injured in a 60...
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1979
Fall on Rock, Wasps, New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, WASPS New York, Shawangunks On July 15, a 23-year-old man was climbing Fat Stick, a 5.7 route, when he ...
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1979
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT New York, Shawangunks On November 22, while seconding a traverse on Rusty Trifle, a 5.3 route, ...
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1979
Fall on Ice, No Protection, North Carolina, Whiteside Mountains
FALL ON ICE, NO PROTECTION North Carolina, Whiteside Mountains At 2 p.m. on the afternoon of February 6, 1978, Jeff Bates (21) from ...
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1979
Slip on Snow, Failure To Use Equipment, Oregon, Mt. Washington
SLIP ON SNOW, FAILURE TO USE EQUIPMENT Oregon, Mt. Washington On November 12, 1978, Richard D. Swanson (19) and Richard A. Wolf (18), both ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Oregon, Mt. Hood
FALL ON SNOW Oregon, Mt. Hood On August 8, two Hood River climbers were found dead near the summit of Mt. ...
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1979
Avalanches, Washington, Mt. Rainer
AVALANCHES Washington, Mt. Rainer On May 31, Todd Davis (24) of Sitka, Alaska, was killed high on Mt. Rainier when a slab ...
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1979
Slip on Snow, Washington, Snoqualine Pass
SLIP ON SNOW Washington, Snoqualine Pass On June 4, Elizabeth Howard (64) was plunge stepping down the east side of Red Mountain ...
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1979
Slip on Snow, Fall Into Moat, Washington, Monte Cristo Peak
SLIP ON SNOW, FALL INTO MOAT Washington, Monte Cristo Peak The climb began at 5:20 a.m. on August 22 from the ...
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1979
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Washington, Chair Peak
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED Washington, Chair Peak On August 28, Eric Boldes (18) fell 150 feet to his death at the 5000-foot ...
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1979
Falling Rock, Washington, Chair Peak
FALLING ROCK Washington, Chair Peak In conjunction with the above accident, two Mountain Rescue Council volunteers were injured in attempting ...
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1979
Bad Weather, Exposure, Washington, Mt. Ranier
BAD WEATHER, EXPOSURE Washington, Mt. Rainier On September 8, Shirli Voight (30) of Denver and Guillermo Mendoza (28) of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, were ...
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1979
Fall into Crevasse, Washington, Mt. Baker
FALL INTO CREVASSE Washington, Mt. Baker While searching for two overdue hikers, Joe Kassuba (40) and A1 Errington had an interesting ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Wyoming, Tetons
FALL ON SNOW Wyoming, Tetons On July 9 at 2 p.m., while attempting to climb up beside Spalding Falls to the ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Wyoming, Tetons
FALL ON SNOW Wyoming, Tetons On July 24, Dick Attridge was descending from the lower saddle in Garret Canyon when he ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Wyoming, Tetons
FALL ON SNOW Wyoming, Tetons On August 9, Bruce Dow (25) was descending the Koven Couloir on Mt. Owen after climbing the ...
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1979
Hypothermia, Altitude Sickness, Wyoming, Tetons
HYPOTHERMIA, ALTITUDE SICKNESS Wyoming, Tetons On August 12 at 6:30 p.m., I was dispatched to and located Michael Widenbeck (17) at the ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Wyoming, Tetons
FALL ON SNOW Wyoming, Tetons James Forsyth (25) and three companions were returning from a successful climb of the Exum Ridge ...
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1979
Fall on Snow, Inexperience, Party Separated, Inadequate Equipment, Wyoming, Tetons
FALL ON SNOW, INEXPERIENCE, PARTY SEPARATED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Wyoming, Tetons On October 10 at 10 a.m. Carlos Medrano (25), Fernand Kuhr (23), and ...
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1979
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I
Year Number of Accidents Reported Total Number of Persons Involved Injured Killed               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— 17 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  1978 118— 17 221— 19 85— 6 42—10  Totals 2003—209 2998—349 1643—158 624—92 
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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
Geographical Districts 1951-77 1978   Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  Canada  Alberta 69 25 114 12 6 13  British ...
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