American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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Exhaustion, Exposure, Hypothermia, Inadequate Equipment, Party Separated, Weather, Alaska, Mount McKinley
EXHAUSTION, EXPOSURE, HYPOTHERMIA, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, PARTY SEPARATED, WEATHER Alaska, Mount McKinley On May 18, 1988, a nine member Genet Expeditions climbing team ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Alaska, Mount McKinely
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST Alaska, Mount McKinely On May 18, 1988, a nine member Genet Expeditions guided climbing team departed ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Acute Mountain Sickness, Ascending Too Fast, Climbing Alone, Alaska, Mount McKinley
ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS, ASCENDING TOO FAST, CLIMBING ALONE Alaska, Mount McKinley Sung Hyun Baek (29) flew in on May 5, 1988, to join ...
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Accident Reports
1989
HAPE, Ascending Too Fast, Inexperience, Alaska, Mount McKinley
HAPE, ASCENDING TOO FAST, INEXPERIENCE Alaska, Mount McKinley On May 28, 1988, High Altitude Medical Project personnel received a report from another ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Stroke, Possible HACE, Ascending Too Fast, Alaska, Mount McKinley
STROKE, POSSIBLE HACE, ASCENDING TOO FAST Alaska, Mount McKinley On June 3, 1988, two members of the “New York Alpine Club” Korean ...
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1989
Avalanche, Poor Position, Alaska, Mount McKinley
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION Alaska, Mount McKinley On June 1, 1988, the four man Italian “Valmalenco Expedition” departed the Southeast Fork of the ...
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1989
Avalanche, Alaska, Mount Blackburn
AVALANCHE Alaska, Mount Blackburn On June 16, 1988, a Japanese climbing party of four, led by Yoichi Tadokoro (44) were at the 3200 meter ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Stranded, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Arizona, Capitol Butte
STRANDED, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED Arizona, Capitol Butte On January 7, 1988, Richard Mullen (30s), visiting from Oregon where he lived, decided ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Stranded, Exceeding Abilities, Inadequate Equipment, Climbing Alone, Arizona, Wilson Canyon
STRANDED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, CLIMBING ALONE Arizona, Wilson Canyon On February 25, 1988, Damien Glassy (30s) had ascended the standard Wilson ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Falling Rock, Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, No Hard Hats, Arizona, Oak Creek Canyon Overlook
FALLING ROCK, FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED, NO HARD HATS Arizona, Oak Creek Canyon Overlook On June 13, 1988, Doug Berry (20) was ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Falling Ice, Standing Directly Below Ice Climber
On January 24, 1988, Bill Isherwood (46) and Bill McConachie (36) hiked with two companions to the ice climbing area in Lee Vining Canyon. ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, California, Joshua Tree National Monument
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Joshua Tree National Monument On February 13, 1988, Jeff Smith (23) took a ten meter fall while ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, California, Joshua Tree National Monument
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT California, Joshua Tree National Monument On February 15, 1988, Brad Wade (28) took a ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Stranded—Among Other Things, California, Yosemite Valley
STRANDED—AMONG OTHER THINGS California, Yosemite Valley Here are a few examples of non-climbers in situations which ended up costing ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Fall on Rock, Improper Harness Tie-In, California, Joshua Tree National Monument
FALL ON ROCK, IMPROPER HARNESS TIE-IN California, Joshua Tree National Monument On March 25, 1988, Paul Miller (24) fell eight meters while climbing ...
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1989
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, California, Lone Pine Peak
LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE California, Lone Pine Peak On April 30, 1988, Dave Dykeman and a small group of climbers were ...
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1989
Stranded, Weather, Inadequate Equipment, California, Yosemite Valley, Washington Column
STRANDED, WEATHER, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT California, Yosemite Valley, Washington Column Two male climbers, both 27, were rescued from the Skull Queen climbing ...
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1989
Falling Rock, Fall on Rock, Severed Rope, California, Yosemite Valley
FALLING ROCK, FALL ON ROCK, SEVERED ROPE California, Yosemite Valley On May 20, 1988, around 1230, Robert Dietmar Kuhn (24) of West Germany was ...
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1989
Stranded, Exposure, Weather, Inadequate Equipment, Inexperience, California, Yosemite Valley
STRANDED, EXPOSURE, WEATHER, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, INEXPERIENCE California, Yosemite Valley On the evening of May 26, 1988, Yosemite experienced a cold storm which ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Fall on Rock, Fatigue, Dehydration, Overequipped, Inexperience on Big Walls, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, FATIGUE, DEHYDRATION, OVEREQUIPPED, INEXPERIENCE ON BIG WALLS California, Yosemite Valley On June 4, 1988, at 1200, disptach received a call ...
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1989
Falling Rock, Haul Bags, and Climbers, California, Yosemite Valley
FALLING ROCK, HAUL BAGS, AND CLIMBERS California, Yosemite Valley On June 16, 1988, a climber, Craig Herzog, called dispatch from Curry Security ...
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1989
Overdue Climbers, Subterfuge, California, Yosemite Valley
OVERDUE CLIMBERS, SUBTERFUGE California, Yosemite Valley On June 25, 1988, Mike Orland contacted Ranger Mike Mayer to report that two of his ...
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1989
Youth, Rapid Ascent, Acute Mountain Sickness, California, White Mountains
YOUTH, RAPID ASCENT, ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS California, White Mountains On August 2, 1988, William R. Claybaugh, II (39), Martha G. Miller (36) and William ...
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1989
Falling Rock, No Hard Hat, Poor Position, California, Yosemite Valley
FALLING ROCK, NO HARD HAT, POOR POSITION California, Yosemite Valley On August 12, 1988, Jeff Kasten (25) and Glenn Pinson (23) intended to begin ...
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1989
Falling Rock, California, King's Canyon, The Hermit
FALLING ROCK California, King’s Canyon, The Hermit A group of four experienced climbers (Doug Mantle, Randy Danta, Tina Stough, ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, California, Joshua Tree National Monument
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT California, Joshua Tree National Monument On August 20, 1988, Gert Hirst (48), Jim D’...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Yosemite Valley On August 16, 1988, Mark Peebles (23) fell while leading the seventh pitch on the ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Fall on Rock, Rappel Device Detached, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL DEVICE DETACHED California, Yosemite Valley At 2209 on September 19, 1988, Alksander Lekic, of Celje, Yugoslavia, reported that Dragan ...
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1989
Fall on Ice, Caught Off Guard—Post Climbing, California, Mount Dana
FALL ON ICE, CAUGHT OFF GUARD—POST CLIMB California, Mount Dana On October 9, 1988, Steve Letts (40) fell about 150 meters after he ...
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1989
Falling Rock, Severed Rope, Stranded, California, Yosemite Valley
FALLING ROCK, SEVERED ROPE, STRANDED California, Yosemite Valley On October 13, 1988, about 1100, Kail Giger (44) and Alex Clapasson were on the sixth ...
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1989
Falling Rock, Inadequate Area Security, California, Joshua Tree National Monument
FALLING ROCK, INADEQUATE AREA SECURITY California, Joshua Tree National Monument On October 16, 1988, at 1415, a rock was dislodged and fell about 15 ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay / Protection, California, Joshua Tree National Monument
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY/PROTECTION California, Joshua Tree National Monument On October 23, 1988, Mike Hollins (34) was climbing with Mark Myers (28) ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat, California, Joshua Tree National Monument
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT California, Joshua Tree National Monument On October 27, 1988, Francis Walters (age unknown) fell ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, California, Somewhere in San Diego County
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Somewhere in San Diego County On November 27, 1988, Mike and I went back to one ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Rappel Anchor and Belay Inadequate, California, Joshua Tree National Monument
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL ANCHOR AND BELAY INADEQUATE California, Joshua Tree National Monument On December 3, 1988, Boy Scout Troop #156 was conducting ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection—Carabiner Gate Came Open, Colorado, Eldorado Springs
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—CARABINER GATE CAME OPEN Colorado, Eldorado Springs On April 3, 1988, a male climber (27) fell while attempting ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park On June 1, 1988, about 1400, during a technical climbing patrol, two ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Inadequate Protection, Colorado, Glenwood Springs
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Colorado, Glenwood Springs In June, a climber (age unknown) was leading a ...
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1989
Fall on Rock on Descent—After Freeing Rappel Rope, Loss of Concentration, Unroped
FALL ON ROCK ON DESCENT—AFTER FREEING RAPPEL ROPE, LOSS OF CONCENTRATION, UNROPED Colorado, International Wall On June 25, 1988, a 175 meter ...
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1989
Lightning, Poor Position, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
LIGHTNING, POOR POSITION Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On June 25, 1988, Randall Vett (21) and Adam Hurst (25) hiked to the top of ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, Exceeded Abilities, Colorado, Glenwood Springs
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDED ABILITIES Colorado, Glenwood Springs In July, Wyman Bontrager (36) attempted to lead a 5.8 crack ...
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1989
Fall on Ice, Crampon Problem, Unable to Self-Arrest, Climbing Unroped
On August 10, 1988, Kevin Hardwick (30) and his partner left Morrison, CO, enroute to Long's Peak. They planned to ascend The Notch ...
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1989
Falling Rock, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
FALLING ROCK, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On October 8, 1988, Bob Drumheller (31) and his partner were at the ...
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1989
Rappel Failure and Fall from Building, Jilted, Illinois, Chicago
RAPPEL FAILURE and FALL FROM BUILDING, JILTED Illinois, Chicago Dale Moll (33) fell 16 stories while attempting to use television cables on ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Iowa, Maquoketa Caves State Park
FALL ON ROCK Iowa, Maquoketa Caves State Park In late August 1988, Val Svetich (24) fell while rock climbing at Maquoketa Caves ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Panic, Inexperience, Mississippi, Tishomingo State Park
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED, PANIC, INEXPERIENCE Mississippi, Tishomingo State Park On March 26, 1988, around 1600, Robert L. Breland (c. 20) sprained his ...
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1989
Avalanche, Weather, New Hampshire, Willy Slide
AVALANCHE, WEATHER New Hampshire, Willy Slide On February 10, 1988, a fresh snowfall of 30 centimeters was followed by 90 kph winds and -35 ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Crampon Came Off, Inadequate Protection, Fatigue
In January, as we approached the base of the Standard Climb on Frankenstein Cliff, we saw a male climber’s ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Avalanche, Poor Position, Eyeglasses Removed, New Hampshire, Huntington Ravine
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION, EYEGLASSES REMOVED New Hampshire, Huntington Ravine On March 13, 1988, at 1000 Charles Graves (36) and Robert Kaufman (26) started up a ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Belay, Inexperience, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE BELAY, INEXPERIENCE New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge On June 5, 1988, A1 Pelletier (44) took an eight ...
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1989