American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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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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
Rappel Anchor Failure, New Hampshire, Canon Cliff
RAPPEL ANCHOR FAILURE New Hampshire, Canon Cliff On October 16, 1988, Marc Fragge (23) and Joel Sunshine (24) were killed when the granite block ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, New York, Shawangunks
FALLS ON ROCK New York, Shawangunks Of the 17 climbing accidents reported from this area in 1988, 14 were leader falls averaging about ...
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1989
Exposure, Inadequate Equipment, Weather, Oregon, Mount Hood
EXPOSURE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, WEATHER Oregon, Mount Hood At 0300 on March 5, 1988, two climbers from the Portland area left Timberline Lodge on ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Pennslyvania, Delaware Water Gap
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap On November 10, 1988, Mike “X” (35) and Randy “Y” were attempting a ...
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1989
Falling Ice, Poor Position, Miscommunication, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon
FALLING ICE, POOR POSITION, MISCOMMUNICATION Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon On June 2, 1988, Michael Franklin (42) and Carl Wilmarth (36) were climbing “Great White ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection—Pulled Out, Fatigue, Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—PULLED OUT, FATIGUE Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon On October 1, 1988, a male climber (35) was making a ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection—Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon On October 9, 1988, a male climber (27) was ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Climbing While Intoxicated, Washington, Leavenworth, Icicle Creek Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, CLIMBING WHILE INTOXICATED Washington, Leavenworth, Icicle Creek Canyon It was a warm, spring afternoon, ...
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1989
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Inexperience, Climbing Unroped, Washington, Olympic National Park
LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, INEXPERIENCE, CLIMBING UNROPED Washington, Olympic National Park On April 23, 1988, the following accident occurred to Mona ...
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1989
Overdue Backcountry Skier, Miscommunication, Washington, Olympic Peninsula and Cascade Range
OVERDUE BACKCOUNTRY SKIER, MISCOMMUNICATION Washington, Olympic Peninsula and Cascade Range In late April 1988, Craig Peterson (32) left his housemates a note ...
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1989
Fall on Snow, Inexperience, Weather, Washington, Mount Rainier
FALL ON SNOW, INEXPERIENCE, WEATHER Washington, Mount Rainier This is a report on the triple fatality on Mount Rainier in ...
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Accident Reports
1989
Stranded, Weather, Washington, Snoqualmie Pass
STRANDED, WEATHER Washington, Snoqualmie Pass Jim Doub and I set out from Source Lake early Sunday morning to climb the ...
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1989
Fall on Ice, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Inexperience, Washington, Morning Star Peak
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, INEXPERIENCE Washington, Morning Star Peak On June 26, 1988, Larry Wallinger (41) left home at 0930 to ...
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1989
Fall on Snow, Descending Unroped, Party Separated, Exceeded Abilities, Fatigue, Washington, Mount Shuksan
FALL ON SNOW, DESCENDING UNROPED, PARTY SEPARATED, EXCEEDED ABILITIES, FATIGUE Washington, Mount Shuksan Midway through the Fisher Chimneys about 2000 the ...
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1989
Fall on Ice, Fall into Crevasse, Climbing Alone, Washington, Mount Rainier
FALL ON ICE, FALL INTO CREVASSE, CLIMBING ALONE Washington, Mount Rainier While descending Mount Rainier on July 3 via Tahoma Glacier, ...
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1989
Falling Rock, Off Route, Exceeding Abilities, Washington, Unicorn Peak
FALLING ROCK, OFF ROUTE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Washington, Unicorn Peak On July 5, 1988, Andre Genereux fell 150 meters to his death after pulling ...
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1989
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Affest, Fall into Moat, Washington, Olympic Mountains
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, FALL INTO MOAT Washington, Olympic Mountains On July 10, 1988, after descending about 30 meters from the ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Washington, Cascade Mountains
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY Washington, Cascade Mountains On July 26, 1988, Petert Potterfield (38) was leading around a corner on U-Gap when ...
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1989
Falling Rock, Washington, Magic Mountain
FALLING ROCK Washington, Magic Mountain Ulrike Criminale (52) fell to her death during a climb of Magic Mountain on July 31, 1988. She ...
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1989
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Washington, North Cascades National Park
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE Washington, North Cascades National Park In early August, 1988, Thomas A. Thomas (23) was soloing the southeast ...
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Accident Reports
1989