American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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479 Records

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Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, California, Yosemite National Park
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT California, Yosemite National Park On September 7, 1991, John Medlock (28) was lead climbing the Nutcracker route ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Stranded, Weather, Hypothermia, Inadequate Equipment, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
STRANDED, WEATHER, HYPOTHERMIA, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On September 27, 1991, four climbers were rescued from two different routes ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Rock, Improper Rappel Anchor Replacement, Inexperience, California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches—Devil's Bathtub
FALL ON ROCK, IMPROPER RAPPEL ANCHOR REPLACEMENT, INEXPERIENCE California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches—Devil’s Bathtub On October 16, 1991, James Murphy (25) ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Various Falls on Rock, California, Joshua Tree National Monument
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK California, Joshua Tree National Monument Of the 20 reports sent in from this location, six could be ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Snow, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Possible Avalanche, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Park
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, POSSIBLE AVALANCHE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On April 20, 1991, ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Organ Pipes
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Organ Pipes On April 28, 1991, Charles Sharp (34) took a 15 foot ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Cut Rope with Knife—Panic, Inadequate Experience, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, North's Cliffs
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY, CUT ROPE WITH KNIFE- PANIC, INADEQUATE EXPERIENCE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, North’s Cliffs ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fingers in Jumar Ascender, Failure to Follow Instructions, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Eagle Cliff Mountain
FINGERS IN JUMAR ASCENDER, FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Eagle Cliff Mountain On June 10, 1991, while participating ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Artificial Rock Wall, Handhold and Foothold Broke off at the Same Time, Colorado, Denver
FALL ON ARTIFICIAL ROCK WALL, HANDHOLD AND FOOTHOLD RROKE OFF AT THE SAME TIME Colorado, Denver On June 11, 1991, I came ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities , Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Petit Grepon
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Petit Grepon On July 6, 1991, at 1200, Mike Dobry (24) took a lead ...
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1992
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Equipment—No Ice Axe, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT—NO ICE AX Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On July 14, 1991, at 1530, Mark Horton (30) ...
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1992
Fall on Rock, Falling Rock, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Capital Peak
FALL ON ROCK, FALLING ROCK, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Capital Peak On July 27, 1991, Griff Smith (42) took a leader fall while ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Snow, Placed No Protection/Belay, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON SNOW, PLACED NO PROTECTION/BELAY, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On August 2, 1991, at 0630, Judy ...
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1992
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Failure to Self-Arrest, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Chaos Canyon
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED, FAILURE TO SELF-ARREST Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Chaos Canyon On August 16, 1991, Wolfgang Schoch and ...
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1992
Lightning, Poor Position, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
LIGHTNING, POOR POSITION Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On August 24, 1991, at 1500, Tim Finnegan was struck by lightning while ...
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1992
Avalanche, Climbing Alone, Late Start, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Tyndall Glacier
AVALANCHE, CLIMBING ALONE, LATE START Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Tyndall Glacier On November 9, 1991, at 1400, Dan Hepburn (26) triggered an avalanche ...
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1992
Fall on Rock, Old Piton Broke, Maryland, Delaware Water Gap NRA, Mount Tammany
FALL ON ROCK, OLD PITON BROKE Maryland, Delaware Water Gap NRA, Mount Tammany On August 11, 1991, Mike Morlock (16) and Rick Lago (24) ...
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1992
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, Inadequate Supervision and Instruction, Poor Judgment, Improper Procedure, Alcohol Consumption, Michigan, Oak Park, Grand Ledge
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INADEQUATE SUPERVISION AND INSTRUCTION, POOR JUDGMENT, IMPROPER PROCEDURE, ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION Michigan, Oak Park, Grand Ledge ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Rock, Minnesota, Taylor's Falls
FALL ON ROCK Minnesota, Taylor’s Falls On Saturday, April 6, while waiting for a friend at a local area called ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Minnesota, Minnesota State Park
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Minnesota, Minnesota State Park On July 8, 1991, Nancy Czech (38) fell about 45 feet from a moderate ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Ice, Weather, New Hampshire, Mount Adams
FALL ON ICE, WEATHER New Hampshire, Mount Adams High winds and ice-covered trails brought a January Presidential Range traverse to ...
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1992
Avalanche, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Odell Gully
AVALANCHE New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Odell Gully On February 25, 1991, a spindrift avalanche swept Thomas Smith (41) to his death. He and ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Stranded, Inexperienced Non-Climbers, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine
STRANDED, INEXPERIENCED NON-CLIMBERS New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine On May 24, 1991, two male students from the University of New Hampshire (...
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Accident Reports
1992
Falling Rock, New Hampshire, North Conway, Cathedral Ledge
FALLING ROCK New Hampshire, North Conway, Cathedral Ledge At the end of May 1991, two climbers were standing on the ledge ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Rock, Falls on Rappel, Stranded, New Mexico
FALL ON ROCK, FALLS ON RAPPEL, STRANDED New Mexico Ten accidents were reported by the State Office of Search and ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Various Falls on Rock, Protection Pulling Out, Inadequate Belays, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLING OUT, INADEQUATE RELAYS New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks Twenty-three climbing accidents were reported in 1991, ...
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1992
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Utah, Rig Cottonwood Canyon Three accidents resulting in fractures were reported from this area, each ...
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1992
Slip or Fall on Snow, Party Separated, Washington, Mt. Rainier
SLIP OR FALL ON SNOW, PARTY SEPARATED Washington, Mount Rainier On January 2, 1991, a three person climbing party consisting of Mark ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall or Slip on Ice, Avalanche and/or Inadequate Belay, No Hard Hat, Washington, Dragontail Peak
FALL OR SLIP ON ICE, AVALANCHE AND/OR INADEQUATE RELAY, NO HARD HAT Washington, Dragontail Peak On January 27, 1991, two well ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall or Slip on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Washington, Snoqualmie Mountain
FALL OR SLIP ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED Washington, Snoqualmie Mountain On April 14, 1991, a party of six Seattle Mountaineers assembled at 0720 ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall into Crevasse, Inadequate Belay, Inadequate Equipment, Washington, Mount Rainier
FALL INTO CREVASSE, INADEQUATE BELAY, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Washington, Mount Rainier On May 15, 1991, James Tuttle (43) and 'Lester Spross (37) checked in at ...
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1992
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Nut Pulled Out, Washington, Icicle Creek Buttress
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NUT PULLED OUT Washington, Icicle Creek Buttress On May 17, after several attempts on a pitch (...
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Accident Reports
1992
Hypothermia, Frostbite, Inadequate Equipment, Inexperience, Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge
HYPOTHERMIA, FROSTBITE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, INEXPERIENCE Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge Two climbers from Colorado Springs, Jon Spangler (32) and Cathy Proenza (28), ...
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1992
Falling Rock, No Hard Hat, Washington, Whitehorse Mountain
FALLING ROCK, NO HARD HAT Washington, Whitehorse Mountain This is to report a climbing accident that occurred on Whitehorse Mountain ...
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1992
Fall on Ice, Unable to Self-Arrest, Climbing Unroped, Washington, North Cascades, Glacier Peak
FALL ON ICE, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, CLIMBING UNROPED Washington, North Cascades, Glacier Peak On June 30, 1991, elated veteran mountaineer Steve Studley (27) ...
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1992
Rappel Anchor Failure, Inadequate Protection, Washington, Mount Shuksan
RAPPEL ANCHOR FAILURE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Washington, Mount Shuksan On July 7, Duane Morrison (34) set out with eleven other climbers of the ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, Webbing Parted, Inadequate Clothing, Washington, North Cascades, Eldorado Peak
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, WEBBING PARTED, INADEQUATE CLOTHING Washington, North Cascades, Eldorado Peak The accident occurred some time ...
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1992
Ice Tool Placement Failure, Fall on Ice, Broken Ankle, Washington, Mt. Rainier
ICE TOOL PLACEMENT FAILURE, FALL ON ICE, BROKEN ANKLE Washington, Mount Rainier At 1400 on July 28, 1991, Cohn Clubine (43) suffered a broken ...
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1992
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, Overconfidence, Washington, Mount Baker
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, OVERCONFIDENCE Washington, Mount Baker On August 4, 1991, a group of two guides and eleven students walked ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, No Hard Hat, Too Much Weight in Pack, Washington, Mount Stewart
LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, NO HARD HAT, TOO MUCH WEIGHT IN PACK Washington, Mount Stewart On August 4, 1991, Brian Blair (27), ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Rappel Anchor Failure, Failure to Follow Route, Inadequate Protection, Washington, Mix Up Peak
RAPPEL ANCHOR FAILURE, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Washington, Mix Up Peak On August 15, 1991, I was climbing with Lindsay ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Rappel Off Unequal Ropes, Washington, Index Town Wall
RAPPEL OFF UNEQUAL ROPES Washington, Index Town Wall In early August, Greg Child had one of the more exciting rappelling ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Ice Fall, Washington, Mount Shuksan, Hanging Glacier
ICE FALL Washington, Mount Shuksan, Hanging Glacier On August 21, 1991, two experienced climbers—Curt Veldhuisen (29) and Gary Gray (33)—signed out at ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Snow/Ice, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Faulty Use of Crampons
At 0840 on September 1, a 49-year-old climber arrived at the JVC Ranger Office to check out for a summit climb. ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Falling Rock, Fall On Rock, Climbing Unroped, No Hard Hat, Washington, Goode Mountain, Northeast Buttress
FALLING ROCK, FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED, NO HARD HAT Washington, Goode Mountain, Northeast Buttress On September 13, 1991, Robert Nelson (41)—leader, ...
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1992
Fall on Rock, Inappropriate Footwear, Washington, Icicle Creek Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, INAPPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR Washington, Icicle Creek Canyon On October 1, 1991, about 1400, Jon Thompson (22), climbing with Marty Thayer (28), had just ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Rock, No Protection, Unroped, Washington, Castle Rock
FALL ON ROCK, NO PROTECTION, UNROPED Washington, Castle Rock On October 27, 1991, Niccy Code (32) was leading a group of students on ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Webbing Anchor "Broke Free," Inadequate Protection, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
WEBBING ANCHOR “BBOKE FBEE,” INADEQUATE PROTECTION Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park On May 28, 1991, Mark Forsythe (28) fell about 70 feet after ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Uncontrolled Head First Rappel, No Belay, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
UNCONTROLLED HEAD FIRST RAPPEL, NO RELAY Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park On July 20, 1991, Martin Bordson (29) was doing a head ...
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Accident Reports
1992
Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Wind Rivers, Cirque of the Towers
FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Wind Rivers, Cirque of the Towers On July 29, 1991, four climbers set out to climb Pingora via ...
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Accident Reports
1992