American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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519 Records

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Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, Inadequate Belay, New Hampshire, White Horse Ledge
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INADEQUATE BELAY New Hampshire, White Horse Ledge On July 11, 1987, Jim Murray (30) was on the 5.7 variation ...
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1988
Fall on Ice, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Weather, New Hampshire, Willey Slide
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, WEATHER New Hampshire, Willey Slide On November 17, 1987, Brian Donleavy (20) was found near the ...
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1988
Avalanche, New York, Adirondack Mountains
AVALANCHE New York, Adirondack Mountains On March 21, 1987, Jean Grenon (30) and Paul Junique (30) were ice climbing in a couloir on Mount ...
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Accident Reports
1988
Falls on Rock, New York, Shawangunks
FALLS ON ROCK New York, Shawangunks Of the 26 accidents which occurred from falls in this climbing area, most occurred to ...
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1988
Fall on Snow, Fall into Crevasse, Weather, Oregon, Mount Hood
FALL ON SNOW, FALL INTO CREVASSE, WEATHER Oregon, Mount Hood On July 11, 1987, at 0400, Arthur Anderson (59), Elmer Parrott (40) and Robert Cooke (30) ...
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1988
Fall on Rock, Exhaustion, Unfamiliar with Equipment, Utah, Zion National Park
FALL ON ROCK, EXHAUSTION, UNFAMILIAR WITH EQUIPMENT Utah, Zion National Park On September 24, 1987, two climbers drove almost nonstop to Zion ...
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1988
Fall on Rock, Placed No Protection, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED NO PROTECTION, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon On November 11, 1987, a male (25) was climbing ...
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1988
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, No Belay, Inexperience, Virginia, Great Falls
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT, NO BELAY, INEXPERIENCE Virginia, Great Falls On August 2, 1987, Sandy Welle (26) and Christopher Ireland (26) were ...
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1988
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, Exhaustion, Inexperience, Washington, Leavenworth
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, EXHAUSTION, INEXPERIENCE Washington, Leavenworth On April 19, 1987, Larry Laske (24) reported that he had successfully led two ...
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1988
Falling Rock, Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Washington, North Cascades National Park
FALLING ROCK, FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT Washington, North Cascades National Park On May 24, 1987, Tom Wiesman (33) was fatally injured ...
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1988
Asphyxiation, Weather, Fatigue, Washington, Mount Rainier
ASPHYXIATION, WEATHER, FATIGUE Washington, Mount Rainier Dr. John Weis and Donald Wiltberger, Northwest transplants from Ohio’s tabletop farmland, loved ...
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1988
Falling Rock, No Hard Hat, Washington, Olympic National Park
FALLING ROCK, NO HARD HAT Washington, Olympic National Park On June 7, 1987, Dennis Lund (37) was climbing in the base of the ...
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1988
Stranded, Inadequate Equipment, Washington, Exfoliation Dome
STRANDED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Washington, Exfoliation Dome This report came from Calvin Hebert (22) and Greg Belding (22). We started late in the ...
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1988
Falling Rock, Inadequate Protection, Failure to Test Anchor, No Hard Hat, Washington, Leavenworth
FALLING ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FAILURE TO TEST ANCHOR, NO HARD HAT Washington, Leavenworth This accident occurred on June 14, 1987, to Bleecker ...
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1988
Faulty Use of Crampons, Exhaustion, Haste, Inexperience, Washington, Mount Rainier
FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS, EXHAUSTION, HASTE, INEXPERIENCE Washington, Mount Rainier On June 14, 1987, Sterling Thomas, and Paul McClelland, both members of ...
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1988
Faulty Use of Crampons, Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Washington, Mount Rainier
FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS, LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE Washington, Mount Rainier This report was sent in by Lilly Toholske (29), ...
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1988
Falling Rock, Washington, Snoqualmie Pass
FALLING ROCK Washington, Snoqualmie Pass On June 24, 1987, my partner and I (48) had climbed 50 meters of a Class 4 chimney of Chair ...
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1988
Fall Into Crevasse, Snow Bridge Collapse, Washington, Mount Rainier
FALL INTO CREVASSE, SNOW BRIDGE COLLAPSE Washington, Mount Rainier All 15 members of this climbing party were coworkers, family, or in ...
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1988
Fall on Snow, Ascending Too Fast, Inexperience, Washington, East McMillan Spire
FALL ON SNOW, ASCENDING TOO FAST, INEXPERIENCE Washington, East McMillan Spire On July 2, 1987, Mark Allaback (26) was leading on East McMillan ...
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1988
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, Failure to Test Holds Sufficiently, Washington, Mount Index
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS SUFFICIENTLY Washington, Mount Index On July 11, 1987, the climb to the ...
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1988
Fall into Crevasse, Failure to Follow Route, Inadequate Clothing, Washington, Mount Rainier
FALL INTO CREVASSE, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING Washington, Mount Rainier On August 8, 1987, Larry Weathur (42) was climbing on a ...
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1988
Fall on Ice, Failure to Follow Route, Climbing Alone, Darkness, Inadequate Equipment, Washington, Mount Olympus
FALL ON ICE, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, CLIMBING ALONE, DARKNESS, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Washington, Mount Olympus On August 9, 1987, Robert Concannon (27) arrived ...
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1988
Exhaustion, Climbing Alone, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Washington, Mount Rainier
EXHAUSTION, CLIMBING ALONE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUPMENT Washington, Mount Rainier On August 22, 1987, Robert Pearson (57) hitchhiked from his home in Puyallup ...
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1988
Falling Rock, Washington, Mount Blum
FALLING ROCK Washington, Mount Blum On September 6, 1987, John Petroske (31) was leading out a pitch nine of a new route on ...
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1988
Fall on Rock, No Protection, West Virginia, Eagle Rocks
FALL ON ROCK, NO PROTECTION West Virginia, Eagle Rocks On July 8, 1987, Matt Seinkamp had been rock climbing with Steve Roberts,...
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1988
Fall on Rock, Miscommunication, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALL ON ROCK, MISCOMMUNICATION Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park On April 17, 1987, Richrd Kelso (21) was climbing on East Bluff when ...
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1988
Fall on Rock, Epileptic Seizure, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALL ON ROCK, EPILEPTIC SEIZURE Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park On April 5,1987, Paul Sims (20) suffered an epileptic seizure while ...
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1988
Falling Rock, False Assumption, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALLING ROCK, FALSE ASSUMPTION Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park On May 28, 1987, my wife, Ruth Ann Laine (28), was following me ...
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1988
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park On June 18, 1987, Jon Currie (24) was ...
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1988
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Wyoming, Devils Tower
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED Wyoming, Devils Tower This accident happened in 1986, but the details were not sent ...
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1988
Fall on Snow, Party Separated, Inexperience, Inadequate Equipment—Including No Hard Hat, Wyoming, Tetons
FALL ON SNOW, PARTY SEPARATED, INEXPERIENCE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT—INCLUDING NO HARD HAT Wyoming, Tetons On June 28, 1987, after reaching the summit ...
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1988
Falling Rock—Foothold Broke Off
John Hubalek (23) was climbing Baxter’s Pinnacle on July 6, 1987, with Randy Harrington. At 1445, Harrington was leading the second pitch of ...
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1988
Falling Rock, Wyoming, Tetons
FALLING ROCKS Wyoming, Tetons About 0830 on July 26, 1987, David Ryan (30) and Paul Kopczynski (24) were passing the Molar Tooth on the East ...
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1988
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Equipment, Inexperience, Wyoming, Tetons
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, INEXPERIENCE Wyoming, Tetons On July 31, 1987, Peter Froelicher (24) and Alicia Sams (23) attempted a one-day ascent of ...
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1988
Lightning, Wyoming, Tetons
LIGHTNING Wyoming, Tetons On July 15, 1987, Brad Anderson (26) was 90 to 100 meters in front of his hiking partners on Table Mountain when ...
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1988
Falling Rock, Fall on Rock, Wyoming Tetons
FALLING ROCK, FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Tetons On September 11, 1987, Brad Jensen (26) and John Rehmer (34) left the Salt Lake City area ...
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1988
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I
 Number of Total     Accidents Persons     Reported 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 11 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 33 8  1981 97 43 223 119 80 39 39 6  1982 140 48 305 126 120 43 24 14  1983 187 29 442 76 169 26 37 7  1984 182 26 459 63 174 15 26 6  1985 195 27 403 62 190 22 17 3  1986 202 31 406 80 182 25 37 14  1987 192 25 377 79 140 l23 32 9  Totals 3438 503 6044 1093 2903 393 911 178  1 ...
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1988
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
Geographical Districts 1951-86 Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents 1987 Deaths Total Persons Involved  Canada  Alberta 219 66 481 6 0 16  British ...
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1988
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
Table III  1951-86 1959-86 1987 1987   USA CAN USA CAN  Terrain      Rock  ... 2378 296 150 13  Snow  ... 1407 243 36 10  Ice  ... 108 48 6 2  River  .... 12 3 0 0  Unknown ;  .... 18 6 0 0  Ascent or Descent      Ascent : ;  ... 2079 307 144 8  Descent : .  ... 1426 209 45 16  Unknown :  ... 228 41 3 1  ...
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1988