American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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418 Records

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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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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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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
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, ROPE SEVERED New York, Shawangunks On April 29, a climber (20) became tired while attempting ...
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1980
Lightning, Bad Weather, Oregon, Mt. Jefferson
LIGHTNING, BAD WEATHER Oregon, Mt. Jefferson On September 1, a party of seven moderately experienced climbers departed Pamelia Lake (3,884 feet) at 6 ...
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1980
Fall on Ice, Climbing Unroped and Unprotected, Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap, Mt. Minsi
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING UNROPED AND UNPROTECTED Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap, Mt. Minsi On January 10, Hugh Dougher (25) attempted to climb ...
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1980
Avalanche, Bad Weather, Washington, Mt. Rainier
AVALANCHE, BAD WEATHER Washington, Mt. Rainier This is an account of an accident which befell Willi Unsoeld (52) and 21 of his ...
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1980
Fall on Rock and Snow, Bad Weather, Inexperience, Washington, Mt. St. Helens
FALL ON ROCK AND SNOW, BAD WEATHER, INEXPERIENCE Washington, Mt. St. Helens Rick Fredrickson (18) was blown off the top of ...
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1980
Bad Weather, Exhaustion, Frostbite, Washington, Mt. Rainier
BAD WEATHER, EXHAUSTION, FROSTBITE Washington, Mt. Rainier A search and rescue operation which involved the use of five aircraft, four ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Falling Rock, Washington, Mt. Rainier
FALLING ROCK Washington, Mt. Rainier A high-altitude rescue was successfully completed on June 4 on the Liberty Ridge climbing route in ...
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1980
Bad Weather, Hypothermia, No Experience, Washington, Mt. Rainer
BAD WEATHER, HYPOTHERMIA, NO EXPERIENCE Washington, Mt. Rainier Craig Hixon (28), who spent two nights on Mt. Rainier wrapped in a ...
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1980
Falling Ice, Washington, Mt. Rainer
FALLING ICE Washington, Mt. Rainier Dr. John DonLou (34), anesthesiologist from Palos Verdes, California, said today he is still “shell-shocked” over ...
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1980
Fall on Rock, Washington, Ingalls Peak
FALL ON ROCK Washington, Ingalls Peak The body of a young Sumner man who died—despite a female companion’s ...
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1980
Fall on Rock, Placed No Protection, Rope Severed, Washington, Mt. Index
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED NO PROTECTION, ROPE SEVERED Washington, Mt. Index A Bellingham man was killed about 10 a.m. on ...
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1980
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Washington, Sloan Peak
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED Washington, Sloan Peak Matthew Strominger (22) fell 1,000 feet to his death on Sloan Peak on July 15. ...
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1980
Fall into Crevasse, Washington, Mt. Baker
FALL INTO CREVASSE Washington, Mt. Baker On July 26, Paul Heraty (26) was crossing a small snow bridge that was also supporting ...
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1980
Fall into Crevasse, Hypothermia, Washington, Mt. Baker
FALL INTO CREVASSE, HYPOTHERMIA Washington, Mt. Baker On July 27, Jack Frazier (18) was two and a half miles from the trail ...
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1980
Cerebral Edema, Washington, Mt. Rainier
CEREBRAL EDEMA Washington, Mt. Rainier Breck Haining was airlifted from the Emmons Glacier on Mt. Rainier on August 15 after suffering ...
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1980
Fall into Crevasse, Climbing Unroped, Inexperience, Washington, Mt. Rainier
FALL INTO CREVASSE, CLIMBING UNROPED, INEXPERIENCE Washington, Mt. Rainier On September 1, Dale Click (21) was killed when he fell 20 feet into ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Falling Rock, Washington, Cathedral Rock
FALLING ROCK Washington, Cathedral Rock About 10:30 a.m. on September 23, our party was proceeding up to the chockstone on the ...
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1980
Fall on Ice or Falling Rock, Climbing Alone, Washington, Mt. Adams
FALL ON ICE OR FALLING ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE Washington, Mt. Adams William B. Fryberger, Jr., (36) was killed early on September 30 ...
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1980
Fall into Crevasse, Hypothermia, Washington, Mt. Baker
FALL INTO CREVASSE, HYPOTHERMIA Washington, Mt. Baker On September 22, four men from British Columbia were climbing Mt. Baker when two ...
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1980
Fall on Snow, Fall into Crevasse, Washington, Mt. Baker
FALL ON SNOW, FALL INTO CREVASSE Washington, Mt. Baker On October 6, William Byl (43) and Frank Forester (48) fell 20-40 feet into ...
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1980
Avalanche, Inexperience, Wyoming, Tetons
AVALANCHE, INEXPERIENCE Wyoming, Tetons On April 25, Tim Drew (24) and Jerry Lucas (22) signed out at Park Headquarters to climb the Grand ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Slip on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Wyoming, Tetons
SLIP ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED Wyoming, Tetons James (24) and Claude (29) Kelly were climbing the Exum Ridge of the Grand Teton ...
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1980
Loss of Control, Voluntary Glissade, Wyoming, Tetons
LOSS OF CONTROL, VOLUNTARY GLISSADE Wyoming, Tetons On July 13, Gary Price (22), Mark Hasson, Barry Thomas, and Ethan Rathburn were climbing ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Falling Rock, Wyoming, Tetons
FALLING ROCK Wyoming, Tetons On August 6, Shad Dusseau, Terry Green, and Leo Larson, Park Rangers, were climbing the Black Ice ...
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Accident Reports
1980
Rappel Failure, Bad Weather, Hypothermia, Inadequate Equipment, Wyoming, Tetons
RAPPEL FAILURE, BAD WEATHER, HYPOTHERMIA, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Wyoming, Tetons About 2:30 a.m. on August 28, Don DeMuro (22) died of hypothermia while ...
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Accident Reports
1980
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— 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 25— 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  1979 100— 28 137— 30 83— 12 40— 15  Totals 2103—237 3135—379 1726—170 664—107 
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1980
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
Geographical Districts 1951-78 1979   Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  Canada  Alberta 71 31 127 11 6 12  British ...
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1980
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
TABLE III Numbers Refer to Persons Directly Involved 1951-78 1959-78 1979 1979  USA CAN. USA CAN.  Terrain      Rock  1552 165 61 18  Snow 893 151 57 7  Ice 46 6 7 5  River 7 2 0 0  Unknown  10 2 0 1  ...
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1980