American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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418 Records

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Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Athabasca, North Face
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Athabasca, North Face Peter Haase (18) and John Leedale (22) were climbing the ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Piton/Nut Failure, Albert, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Louis
FALL ON ROCK, PITON/NUT FAILURE Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Louis Claude Puguay and Daniel Parent, both experienced rock climbers, ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Ice, Placed No Protection, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Moraine Lake, 3-1/2 Couloir
FALL ON ICE, PLACED NO PROTECTION Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Moraine Lake, 3-3½ Couloir Ronald and David Schuela, brothers in their ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Rappel Failure, Piton Failure, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Lyell Group
RAPPEL FAILURE, PITON FAILURE Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Lyell Group Stuart Price and three companions were returning to camp on 2 August 1979 ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Wet Snow Slide, Fall on Ice, Unroped, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Moraine Lake, 3-1/2 Couloir
WET SNOW SLIDE, FALL ON ICE, UNROPED Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Moraine Lake, 3-3½ Couloir Two Yugoslavian mountaineers started down the 3...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Edith Cavell
FALL ON ROCK Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Edith Cavell E. Grassman (36) and G. Pilkington registered to climb the north face ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Temple
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Temple Bill Walker set out to scramble up the easy route ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Avalanche, British Columbia, Purcell Mountains
AVALANCHE British Columbia, Purcell Mountains A group of ten skiers led by Rudi Gertsch had been taken by helicopter to ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Loss of Control – Voluntary Glissade, No Hard Hat, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Assiniboine
LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, NO HARD HAT British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Assiniboine Mike Pelletier (20), an experienced mountaineer, and ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, British Columbia, Garibaldi Park, Diamond Head
FALL ON ROCK British Columbia, Garibaldi Park, Diamond Head Charlotte Ackerely (32) and three companions were climbing an easy but loose ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall through Snow into Stream Cavity, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Assiniboine, Headwall
FALL THROUGH SNOW INTO STREAM CAVITY British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Assiniboine, Headwall Karl Klassen (24) and a companion were climbing ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Falling Rock, Bad Weather, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Bryce
FALLING ROCK, BAD WEATHER British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Bryce Hector Allison (27) and Norman Letnik (22) started climbing the 7,000-foot north ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Falling Rock, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Quadra
FALLING ROCK British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Quadra A. Magnus, a member of a party of 13, was crossing a pass, ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Ice, Place No Protection British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Assiniboine
FALL ON ICE, PLACED NO PROTECTION British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Assiniboine On 1 August 1979, Edward Donn (39) and Vic Beresford (24) were ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock Unroped, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Assisniboine
FALL ON ROCK UNROPED British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Assiniboine Greg Ehren (25) and two companions were climbing the north face ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Rappel Failure, British Columbia, Selkirk Mountains, Bugaboo Spire
RAPPEL FAILURE British Columbia, Selkirk Mountains, Bugaboo Spire Oscar Fleuhler (29), leader, John Leedale (24), and Daniel Minion (15) were descending the south ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock Unprotected, Quebec, Val David, Mont Condor, Voie Normal
FALL ON ROCK, UNPROTECTED Quebec, Val David, Mont Condor, Voie Normal Immanuel Braverman (56) was leading Jim Stokes-Rees and Janet Casey ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Avalanche, Yukon Territory, Mt. Logan, Southwest Buttress
AVALANCHE Yukon Territory, Mt. Logan, Southwest Buttress John Lauchlan (24) and Jim Elzinga (25) were descending a snow face about 2,000 feet below ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Slip on Snow, Collapsed Cornice, Alaska, Mt. Hunter
SLIP ON SNOW, COLLAPSED CORNICE Alaska, Mt. Hunter Masamitsu Urayama (29) and Yutaka Shinohara (40) registered through Jack Kim to climb the ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Slip on Snow, Collapsed Snow Ledge, Alaska, Mt. McKinley
SLIP ON SNOW, COLLAPSED SNOW LEDGE Alaska, Mt. McKinley On May 22, 1979, Ken Currens (25) and Jack Tackle (25) were climbing at 10,000 feet ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Slip on Snow, Alaska, Mt. McKinley
SLIP ON SNOW Alaska, Mt. McKinley Sang-Don Ko (30), Ii-Kyo Lee (24), Hun-Kyu Park (30), and Un-Young Kim (45) were members of the Korean ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Cerebral Edema, Alaska, Mt. McKinley
CEREBRAL EDEMA Alaska, Mt. McKinley Valentin Demmel, Sr. (47), Valentin Demmel, Jr. (18), Guenter Kroh (32), and Andreas Kahnt (19) were members of the ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Pulmonary Edema or Pneumonia, Alaska, Mt. McKinley
PULMONARY EDEMA or PNEUMONIA Alaska, Mt. McKinley Georg Wudi (35) was a member of the West German Mount McKinley Expedition. Bad ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Unknown Illness, Alaska, Mt. McKinley
UNKNOWN ILLNESS Alaska, Mt. McKinley On July 27 at 5 p.m., I was contacted by Cliff Hudson of Hudson Air Service, ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Stranded, Climbing Unroped, California, Echo Col
STRANDED, CLIMBING UNROPED California, Echo Col On March 11 Dave Kahn (25) and Steve Barnett (25) were cross-country skiing in the Bishop Creek ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Harness Failure, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, HARNESS FAILURE California, Yosemite Valley On April 15, Sonny Cubillo (28) and David Wilson (19) were climbing the direct route ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Ice, California, Mt. San Jacinto
FALL ON ICE California, Mt. San Jacinto At 8 a.m. on April 28, 1979, a party of 13 left the parking area at ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Rappel Failure, Inadequate Equipment, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL FAILURE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT California, Yosemite Valley On May 22, James Waugh (27) and John Darsis (30) were on El ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Falling Rock, California, Yosemite Valley
FALLING ROCK California, Yosemite Valley At 2 p.m. on June 12, Larry Fennern (29) was climbing The Caverns route (5.7) when he was ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Exposure, Bad Weather, Stranded, California, Sierra Nevada
EXPOSURE, BAD WEATHER, STRANDED California, Sierra Nevada Dr. Reed Boswell (55) and Scott Jackson (16) spent the day of June 16 climbing Clyde ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED California, Yosemite Valley On June 19, Jeff Drinkard (18) and Steve Larson (19) were climbing the Royal Arches ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Nut Failure, No Hard Hat, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, NUT FAILURE, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite Valley John Jinishran and Joe Bryant were climbing the North ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, California, Mt. Whitney
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE California, Mt. Whitney Rollie Averitt (58) and Mark Smith were climbing Mt. Whitney by ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Heat Prostration, California, Yosemite Valley
HEAT PROSTRATION California, Yosemite Valley David Kays (22) and Ken Corathers (29) were climbing the North Buttress of Middle Cathedral on August 2 ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Rappel Failure, Exposure, California, Tuolumne Meadows
RAPPEL FAILURE, EXPOSURE California, Tuolumne Meadows I regret to report that an accident occurred on September 1, at the Sierra Club’...
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Accident Reports
1980
Stranded, Inadequate Equipment, Exceeding Ability, Bad Weather, Exposure, California, Five Open Books
STRANDED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, EXCEEDING ABILITY, BAD WEATHER, EXPOSURE California, Five Open Books Thomas Kornesczuk (15) and Terry Orman (14) were climbing in ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Carabiner Failure, Colorado, Arthur's Rock
FALL ON ROCK, CARABINER FAILURE Colorado, Arthur’s Rock On April 22, 1979, John Newman and Phyllis Kawanabe were climbing an unnamed ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Failure of Piton and Nut, Colorado, Mt. Royal
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE OF PITON AND NUT Colorado, Mt. Royal On Saturday, June 23, the Summit County Rescue Group (SCRG) ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Rappel Failure, Inadequate Equipment, No Hard Hat, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Mt. Royal
RAPPEL FAILURE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, NO HARD HAT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Mt. Royal On Monday, July 2, the Summit County Rescue Group (...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Failure of Nut, Colorado, Lumpy Ridge
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE OF NUT Colorado, Lumpy Ridge On July 15, Dave Trout (21) and Gary Buckham (19) started climbing a route ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, Red Peak
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Colorado, Red Peak On August 5, John Wood (20) and Christina Moir (28) had climbed to ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Failure of Knot, Colorado, Lover's Leap
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE OF KNOT Colorado, Lover’s Leap Pam Spence (31), Steve Locatelli and Magda King were scouting a ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Loss of Control – Voluntary Glissade, Faulty Use of Crampons, Colorado, Longs Peak
LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS Colorado, Longs Peak While on patrol on October 6, I was contacted ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Stranded, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Flatirons
STRANDED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Flatirons Six members from the Colorado Rescue Dogs and Alpine Rescue Team (MRA), who were on ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, No Experience, Illinois, Giant City State Park
FALL ON ROCK, NO EXPERIENCE Illinois, Giant City State Park In February, Phillip Dract (20) failed to jump a three-foot crack ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Snow and Ice, Exposure, Darkness, New Hampshire, Mt. Washington
FALL ON SNOW AND ICE, EXPOSURE, DARKNESS New Hampshire, Mt. Washington On February 14, David Shoemaker (21) and Paul Flannagan (21) were climbing ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Ice, No Experience, New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap, Mt. Tammany
FALL ON ICE, NO EXPERIENCE New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap, Mt. Tammany On February 5, Karl Martinelli (19) and two friends hiked ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Wasps, No Hard Hat, New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, WASPS, NO HARD HAT New York, Shawangunks On May 15, a climber (22) was leading Disneyland, a 5.5 route, when ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Rappel Failure, New York, Shawangunks
RAPPEL FAILURE New York, Shawangunks While descending Easy Overhang on July 28, a climber (18) rappelled off the end of his rope ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Rope Severed, New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK New York, Shawangunks On December 2, a climber (age unknown) fell while setting up a top rope on ...
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Accident Reports
1980