American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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Fall on Rock, Improper Protection, No Hard Hat
FALL ON ROCK, IMPROPER PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT New Hampshire, Bartlett Tower, Dartmouth College Campus In the spring of 1981, a ...
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Accident Reports
1982
Illness, New Hampshire, Catherdral Ledge
ILLNESS New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge In August 1981, Chris Armelagos (25) was 20 feet up the first pitch of Refuse when he went ...
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Accident Reports
1982
Rappel Failure, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliffs
RAPPEL FAILURE New Hampshire, Cannon Cliffs In September, a climber rappelled off the end of his rope and fell 30 feet ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Equipment Failure, New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, EQUIPMENT FAILURE New York, Shawangunks John Mallory was climbing Transcontinental Nailway (5.10) when he took a 30-foot fall. ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Failure of Nut, New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE OF NUT New York, Shawangunks A climber (25) was leading Supercrack (5.13) in May when he fell after ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, No Belay, New York Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, NO BELAY New York, Shawangunks While descending the Pigeon (Class 4), a woman (31) fell and pulled the climber ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED New York, Shawangunks A young man (17) died after a 200-foot fall from the final 15-foot ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK New York, Shawangunks In June 1981, a man (42) fell 30-feet to his death while leading Shockley’s Without (5.3). (...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Cleaning Route, New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, CLEANING ROUTE New York, Shawangunks In October 1981, a young man (17) fell ten feet to a ledge while ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Placing Protection, New York, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, PLACING PROTECTION New York, Shawangunks In November 1981, a young woman (18) fell while trying to clip in to ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Failure of Rappeller, Climbing Unroped, North Carolina, Crowders Mountain
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE OF RAPPELLER, CLIMBING UNROPED North Carolina, Crowders Mountain In April 1981, a person was rappelling from Crowders ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Failure of Rappeller, Climbing Unroped, North Carolina, Crowders Mountain
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE OF RAPPELLER, CLIMBING UNROPED North Carolina, Crowders Mountain In April 1981, a person was rappelling from Crowders ...
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1982
Fall on Snow, Bad Weather, Oregon, Mount Hood
FALL ON SNOW, BAD WEATHER Oregon, Mount Hood At 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 21, a group from the Mazamas gathered ...
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1982
Fall on Ice, Failure of Ice Screw, Exceeding Abilities, Vermont, Smuggler's Notch
FALL ON ICE, FAILURE OF ICE SCREW, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Vermont, Smuggler’s Notch On February 9, 1981, Larry Dieringer (26) was climbing with ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Exhaustion, Washington, Mount Index
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED, EXHAUSTION Washington, Mount Index Michael Welch (28), a Seattle climber, died January 11, 1981, in a fall from ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Stranded, Inadequate Equipment, Washington, Mount Pilchuck
FALL ON ROCK, STRANDED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Washington, Mount Pilchuck After nightfall on January 11, 1981, rescuers were notified that Mark Winder (25) and ...
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1982
Bad Weather, Inadequate Equipment, Washington, Mount Rainier
BAD WEATHER, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Washington, Mount Rainier On January 20, 1981, two missing mountain climbers were successfully airlifted from the summit of ...
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1982
Loss of Control, Voluntary Glissade, Climbing Unroped, Faulty Use of Crampons, Inexperience, Washington, Mount Rainier
LOSS OF CONTROL, VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, CLIMBING UNROPED, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS, INEXPERIENCE Washington, Mount Rainier At 12:28 a.m. on February 7, 1981, ...
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1982
Fall on Snow, Faulty Use of Crampons, Washington, Mount Rainier
FALL ON SNOW, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS Washington, Mount Rainier Around 7:00 a.m. on March 12, 1981, Eric Simonson, a Rainier Mountaineering, ...
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1982
Fall on Snow and Rock, Bad Weather, and "Unknown," Washington, Mount Rainier
FALL ON SNOW AND ROCK, BAD WEATHER, AND “UNKNOWN” Washington, Mount Rainier At noon on May 23, 1981, Bruce A. Mooney (20) and ...
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1982
Rappel Failure, No Hard Hat, Inexperience, Washington, Leavenworth Practice Cliffs
RAPPEL FAILURE, NO HARD HAT, INEXPERIENCE Washington, Leavenworth Practice Cliffs Peggy Stark (49) died Sunday [May 24] of head injuries she suffered ...
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1982
Loss of Control, Voluntary Glissade, Faulty Use of Crampons, Washington, Mount Rainier
LOSS OF CONTROL, VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS Washington, Mount Rainier On May 31, 1981, John Sabella (33) caught a crampon point ...
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1982
Falling Ice, Washington, Mount Rainier
FALLING ICE Washington, Mount Rainier Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. (RMI), the professional climbing concessionaire at Mount Rainier National Park, was conducting ...
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1982
Loss of Control, Voluntary Glissade, Washington, Pinnacle Peak Basin
LOSS OF CONTROL, VOLUNTARY GLISSADE Washington, Pinnacle Peak Basin Around 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, an unidentified member of a ...
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1982
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Party Separated, Washington, Mount Rainier
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED, PARTY SEPARATED Washington, Mount Rainier On the morning of July 17, 1981, Peter Brookes (26) and Robert Schreiber (29) ...
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1982
Falling Ice, Washington, Mount Baker
FALLING ICE Washington, Mount Baker Maurice Vinet (33), Thomas Baker (24), and Clayton Straseske (32) were struck by an icefall and snow slide ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Failure of Piton, Inadequate Equipment, Washington, The Tooth
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE OF PITON, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Washington, The Tooth On September 13, 1981, David Erickson (25) fell 150 feet from the East ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Inexperience, Failure of Piton, Inadequate Belay, No Hard Hat, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALL ON ROCK, INEXPERIENCE, FAILURE OF PITON, INADEQUATE BELAY, NO HARD HAT Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park On June 30, 1981, ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALL ON ROCK Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park On November 7, 1981, about 11:30 a.m., Jeff Oimoen (25) came to Park Headquarters ...
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1982
Fall on Ice, Climbing Unroped
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING UNROPED Wyoming, Tetons On January 18, 1981, Harry Frishman (38) and Mark Whitten signed out at the Moose Visitor ...
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1982
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Inexperience, Wyoming, Tetons
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE, INEXPERIENCE Wyoming, Tetons Michael Knofler (45) was a West German of intermediate climbing ability and experience. ...
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1982
Falling Rock, Wyoming, Tetons
FALLING ROCK Wyoming, Tetons On July 12, 1981, Lori Rose and Climbing Ranger Randy Harrington climbed Sentinel Turret in Death Canyon. At ...
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1982
Falling Rock, Wyoming, Tetons
FALLING ROCK Wyoming, Tetons On July 17, 1981, Randy and Duane Taylor (24) were climbing the North Ridge of the Grand Teton. D. ...
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1982
Rappel Failure, Wyoming, Tetons
RAPPEL FAILURE Wyoming, Tetons On the morning of July 17, 1981, Marvin McDonald (25) and Eric Breitenberger, both experienced climbers, signed out for ...
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1982
Fall on Snow, Inexperience, Inadequate Equipment, Failure to Follow Route, Wyoming, Tetons
FALL ON SNOW, INEXPERIENCE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE Wyoming, Tetons On July 26, 1981, Keith Walton (27), a relatively inexperienced climber, ...
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1982
Fall on Snow, Unroped, Inexperience, Wyoming, Tetons
FALL ON SNOW, UNROPED, INEXPERIENCE Wyoming, Tetons On August 11, 1981, about 6:00 p.m., Travis Plunkett (22) slipped on a snow patch in ...
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1982
Failure of Rappel, No Hard Hat, Inadequate Protection, Inexperience
FAILURE OF RAPPEL, NO HARD HAT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, INEXPERIENCE Wyoming, Tetons Around 4:30 p.m. on September 7, 1981, Joe Bailey (23) was descending ...
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1982
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I
Year Number of Accidents Reported USA-CAN Total Number of Persons Involved USA-CAN Injured USA-CAN Killed 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  1979 100— 36 137— 54 83— 17 40— 19  1980 191— 29 295— 85 124— 26 133— 8  1981 97— 43 223— 119 80— 39 39— 6  Totals 2341— 317 3653— 607 1930— 240 736— 125 
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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
 1951—80 1981  Geographical Districts Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  Canada  Alberta 104 43 191 26 3 80  British Columbia 129 57 243 11 3 23  ...
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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
Numbers Refer to Persons Directly Involved  U.S.A. CAN. U.S.A. CAN.  Terrain  Rock 1701 201 59 19  Snow 1000 172 34 15  Ice 63 14 7 9  River 9 2 1 0  Unknown 10 4 0 0  ...
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