American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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504 Records

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Falling Rock, "Sled Ride" Down Snow, Climbing Alone, Distraction, California, Mount Shasta
FALLING ROCK, “SLED RIDE” DOWN SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE, DISTRACTION California, Mount Shasta I was on the second day of a ...
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Accident Reports
1990
Stranded, Climbing Alone, Dropped Rope, California, Yosemite Valley
STRANDED, CLIMBING ALONE, DROPPED ROPE California, Yosemite Valley On May 22, 1989, at 1046, dispatch received a call from an Awhanee bellman concerning ...
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1990
Falling Object, Inadequate Protection, Fall on Rock, California, Yosemite Valley
FALLING OBJECT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FALL ON ROCK California, Yosemite Valley On June 22, 1989, about 1100, Trenton Cladouhos (23) was on the sixth pitch ...
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1990
PROTECTION FAILED, FALL ON ROCK California, Yosemite Valley
PROTECTION FAILED, FALL ON ROCK California, Yosemite Valley At 0845 on June 20, 1989, Kent Kroeker (31) came to my residence saying that his ...
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Accident Reports
1990
Stranded, Climbing Alone, Inexperience, California, Joshua Tree National Monument
STRANDED, CLIMBING ALONE, INEXPERIENCE California, Joshua Tree National Monument On June 29,1989, my daughter and I were alerted by tourists that ...
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1990
Falling Rock, California, Mount Whitney
FALLING ROCK California, Mount Whitney On July 29, 1989, Rob Weingruber (22) and Walker White (23) were climbing the East Face route on Mount ...
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1990
Fall on Rock, Climbing Solo, Inadequate Equipment, Inexperience, California, Yosemite National Park, Cathedral Peak
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING SOLO, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, INEXPERIENCE California, Yosemite National Park, Cathedral Peak On August 22, 1989, Pat Teague at the ...
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1990
Fall on Rock, Rope Cut, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, ROPE CUT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Yosemite Valley On September 2, 1989, Manuel Afonso (24) suffered multiple fractures when he fell ...
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Accident Reports
1990
Multiple Bee Stings, California, Yosemite Valley
MULTIPLE BEE STINGS California, Yosemite Valley Early in October, I was on the second belay ledge of a three pitch ...
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Accident Reports
1990
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Equipment, California, Mount Whitney
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT California, Mount Whitney On October 6, 1989, Louis Morris (31), Steve Nootenboom (33) and Bruce Hubbard (36) were descending the ...
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Accident Reports
1990
Fall on Ice, California, Carson Peak
FALL ON ICE California, Carson Peak On December 28, 1989, a daring nighttime rescue of an injured mountain climber came off without ...
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1990
Failure of Rappel Setup (Protection Pulled Out), Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park
FAILURE OF RAPPEL SETUP (PROTECTION PULLED OUT), INADEQUATE EQUPMENT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park On May 7, 1989, Robert Johnston (30) was attempting ...
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1990
Falling Rock, Not Following Instincts, Colorado, Ophir Wall
FALLING ROCK, NOT FOLLOWING INSTINCTS Colorado, Ophir Wall On May 27, 1989, Katie Kemble (34), former owner and Chief Guide of Leavenworth Alpine ...
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1990
Falling Rock, Poor Position, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park
FALLING ROCK, POOR POSITION Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park On May 18, 1989, Tricia Timms (20) was struck in the hip by a 14 ...
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1990
Falling Rock, Poor Position, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park
FALLING ROCK, POOR POSITION Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park On May 18, 1989, Tricia Timms (20) was struck in the hip by a 14 ...
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Accident Reports
1990
No Rope, Climbing Alone, Unable to Downclimb, Jumped, Colorado, Boulder Canyon
NO ROPE, CLIMBING ALONE, UNABLE TO DOWNCLIMB, JUMPED Colorado, Boulder Canyon On June 24, 1989, Stephen Gilmore (30), David McConnell (27) and Annette Hailey (31) ...
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1990
Falling Rock, Fall on Ice, Faulty Use of Crampons, "Pitons" Pulled Out, Inadequate Equipment, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park
FALLING ROCK, FALL ON ICE, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS, “PITONS” PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National ...
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1990
Stranded, Inexperience, Failed to Follow Route, Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park
STRANDED, INEXPERIENCE, FAILED TO FOLLOW ROUTE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park On August 16, 1989, John Berry (19), Aaron Duncan (19), Quesnell ...
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1990
Fall on Ice, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park
FALL ON ICE, COMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park On September 24, 1989, John Ashby (38) was attempting ...
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1990
Falling Rocks—Dislodged By Climber, Fall on Rock, Colorado, Boulder Canyon
FALLING ROCKS—DISLODGED BY CUMBER, FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Boulder Canyon On October 25, 1989, Farrell Ballenger (42) and Loren Trout (44) planned to ...
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1990
Fall on Ice, Falling Object, Inadequate Protection, Colorado San Juan Mountains
FALL ON ICE, FALLING OBJECT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Colorado, San Juan Mountains On December 31, 1989, Kevin Kelley (28) was being top-roped on an ...
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1990
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Falling Rock, Idaho, Sawtooth Mountains
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, FALLING ROCK Idaho, Sawtooth Mountains On July 2, 1989, Louis Stur (65) fell to his death ...
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1990
Fall on Rock, Improper Procedure, Inadequate Belay, Fatigue, Miscommunication, Illinois, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
FALL ON ROCK, IMPROPER PROCEDURE, INADEQUATE BELAY, FATIGUE, MIS-COMMUNI CATION Illinois, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge On May 31, 1989, an experiential ...
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1990
Stranded, Lost, Party Separated—Disagreement, New Hampshire, Mount Washington
STRANDED, LOST, PARTY SEPARATED—DISAGREEMENT New Hampshire, Mount Washington In January of 1989, two climbers (30ish) completed the Pinnacle Gully route ...
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1990
Stranded, Climbing Alone and Unroped, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge
STRANDED, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge In January of 1989, a man (25) became stranded on Cathedral Ledge, feeling ...
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1990
Fall on Rock, Off Route, Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat, Inexperience, New Hampshire, Franconia Notch
FALL ON ROCK, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT, INEXPERIENCE New Hampshire, Franconia Notch On August 4, 1989, two climbers (both 35) ...
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1990
Fall on Rock, Foot Caught in "Quickdraw," Inattention, New Mexico, Cochita Mesa
FALL ON ROCK, FOOT CAUGHT IN “QUICKDRAW,” INATTENTION New Mexico, Cochita Mesa On December 28, 1989, Cameron Burns (24) fell from the third ...
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1990
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Equipment, Unclear Leadership/Decision Making, New York, Adirondacks
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, UNCLEAR LEADERSHIP/DECISION MAKING New York, Adirondacks On Saturday morning, March 11, 1989, Linda Hepburn (36) arrived with ...
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1990
Various Falls on Rock, Mostly No or Inadequate Protection, New York, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, MOSTLY NO OR INADEQUATE PROTECTION New York, Shawangunks In 1989, there were 19 climbing accidents. They can be ...
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1990
Fall on Rock, Off Route, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, Inexperience, North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park
FALL ON ROCK, OFF ROUTE, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT, INEXPERIENCE North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park While climbing ...
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1990
Lightning, North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park
LIGHTNING North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park On March 18, 1989, Staff Sargeant Lynn Tiegdan was struck and killed by lightning on ...
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1990
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Oregon, North Sister
LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE Oregon, North Sister The following accident on May 13, 1989, was reported as follows: All my information ...
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1990
Faulty Use of Crampons—Jumping Crevasse, Oregon, Mount Hood
FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS—JUMPING CREVASSE Oregon, Mount Hood On June 11, 1989, while descending from a climb of Mount Hood, a ...
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1990
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Distraction, Poor Position, Pennsylvania, Ralph Stover State Park
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, DISTRACTION, POOR POSITION Pennsylvania, Ralph Stover State Park On October 22, 1989, Phillipp Grout (40) took a six-meter ...
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1990
Fall on Rock, Off Route, South Dakota, Needles/Black Hills
FALL ON ROCK, OFF ROUTE South Dakota, Needles/Black Hills On May 29, 1989, Cristina Cerrutti (31), Jim Bjork (29), Stephen Gillmore (30) and David ...
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1990
Fall on Rock, Failed to Follow Directions, Inadequate Equipment, Climbing Alone, Exceeding Abilities, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, FAILED TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, CLIMBING ALONE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon On June 5, 1989, Larry ...
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1990
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Off Route, Exceeding Abilities, Washington, Leavenworth, Castle Rock
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, OFF ROUTE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Washington, Levenworth, Castle Rock As part of the 1989 Seattle Mountaineers ...
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1990
Inexperience, Protection Pulled Out, Fall on Rock, Washington, Icicle Creek
INEXPERIENCE, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, FALL ON ROCK Washington, Icicle Creek On April 29, 1989, I was assigned to lead three students, Tom ...
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Accident Reports
1990
Fatigue, Exposure, Exceeding Abilities, Hypothermia, Slip or Fall on Snow, Washington, Mount Rainier
FATIGUE, EXPOSURE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, HYPOTHERMIA, SLIP OR FALL ON SNOW Washington, Mount Rainier On May 8, 1989, Larry Duin (26), Peter Derdowski (26), Richard ...
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1990
Fall on Snow—Into Moat, Inexperience, Fatigue, Washington, Chikamin Peak
FALL ON SNOW—INTO MOAT, INEXPERIENCE, FATIGUE Washington, Chikamin Peak Randy Schaffer (33) and Michael Wessels (31) were descending from a climb ...
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1990
Inadequate Protection—Rappel Failure, Knot Parted, Washington, Tonasket Crags
INADEQUATE PROTECTION—RAPPEL FAILURE, KNOT PARTED Washington, Tohasket Crags On July 24, 1989, Gary Hickenbottom (39) plunged 12 meters to the ground, breaking both ...
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1990
Fall From Artificial Wall, Inadequate Protection, Washington, REI Headquarters
FALL FROM ARTIFICIAL WALL, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Washington, REI Headquarters Sublime pleasures, smashing embarrassments, and extraordinary good fortune punctuate my life. ...
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1990
Weather, Fatigue, Failure to Follow Route, Fall or Slip on Rock, Washington, Mixup Peak
WEATHER, FATIGUE, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK Washington, Mixup Peak On August 18, 1989, Tim Backman (30) and David ...
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1990
Fall into Crevasse—Snow Bridge Collapse, Washington, Mount Rainier
FALL INTO CREVASSE—SNOW BRIDGE COLLAPSE Washington, Mount Rainier On August 27, 1989, around 0830, Park Ranger Nina Burnell (26) and her climbing partner ...
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1990
Inadequate Protection—Rappel Failure, Anchor Sling, Knot Parted, Washington, Icicle Creek Canyon
INADEQUATE PROTECTION—RAPPEL FAILURE, ANCHOR SLING KNOT PARTED Washington, Icicle Creek Canyon On August 28, 1989, Gretchen Glatte (23) fell about 20 meters, breaking ...
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1990
Fall or Slip on Rock, Falling Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Washington, Mount Thompson
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, FALLING ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE Washington, Mount Thompson On September 24, 1989, Roberta Mohrholz (32) and Jalen ...
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1990
Fall or Slip on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Washington, Mount Thompson
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE Washington, Mount Thompson On October 15, 1983, Edward Henderson (47), Johanna Backus (45), Sherman Ackley (46), ...
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1990
Various Falls on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park Six rock climbing accidents were reported in 1989. Four ...
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1990
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, Wyoming, Tetons
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST Wyoming, Tetons On July 6, 1989, Ralph Trover (40) and Joe Kelsey (50), Exum Mountain Guides, successfully took ...
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1990
Falling Rock, Weather, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Mount Warren
FALLING ROCK, WEATHER Wyoming, Wind River Range, Mount Warren On July 24, 1989, National Outdoor Leadership School leader Phil Peabody set out ...
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Accident Reports
1990