American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1992
Slip on Snow, Failure to Self-Arrest, Wyoming, Disappointment Peak
SLIP ON SNOW, FAILURE TO SELF-ARREST Wyoming, Disappointment Peak On August 4, 1991, at 1445, Kent Fortner (22) and Thomas George (20) were attempting to ...
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1992
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, Wyoming, Teewinot
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Wyoming, Teewinot On August 8, Adam Gymrek (22) and Dirk Murphy were descending a couloir on Teewinot’...
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1992
Off Route, Inadequate Clothing, Exposure, Wyoming, Grand Teton
OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING, EXPOSURE Wyoming, Grand Teton On August 14, Douglas Cairns (36) and Daniel Cousins (30) decided to attempt the North ...
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1992
Fall on Ice—Probably from Falling Rock, Exceeding Abilities, Inadequate Protection, Unwillingness to Change Plans, Wyoming, Grand Teton
FALL ON ICE—PROBABLY FROM FALLING ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, UNWILLINGNESS TO CHANGE PLANS Wyoming, Grand Teton On August 25, ...
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1992
Slip on Snow, Inadequate Equipment, Wyoming, Middle Teton
SLIP ON SNOW, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Wyoming, Middle Teton On September 4, 1991, at 1600, Fred Perl, Curt Pohr and Bonnie Schwartz (25) were descending ...
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1992
Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Thor Peak
FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Thor Peak On September 30, 1991, at 1000, Forest McCarthy (23) fell about 80 feet while climbing Thor Peak. His climbing ...
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1992
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I
 Number of Accidents Reported Total Persons Involved Injured Killed   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 29 2  1970 129 11 174 11 88 5 15 5  1971 110 17 138 29 76 11 31 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 203 31 406 80 182 25 37 14  1987 192 25 377 79 140 23 32 9  1988 156 18 288 44 155 18 24 4  1989 141 18 272 36 124 11 17 9  1990 136 25 245 50 125 24 24 4  1991 169 20 302 66 147 11 9 6  Totals 4040 584 7149 1289 3455 464 985 203 
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1992
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
 1951-1990 1991  Geographical Districts Number of Accidents Total Total    Deaths Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Persons Involved  Canada   Alberta 261 76 574 15 5 40  British ...
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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
TABLE III  1951-90 1959-90 1991 1991   USA CAN. USA CAN.  Terrain      Rock 2820 343 105 11  Snow 1782 270 53 7  Ice 136 60 15 2  River 12 3 0 0  Unknown 21 6 1 0  Ascent or Descent      Ascent 2513 354 121 11  Descent 1605 243 47 9  Unknown 240 1 1 0  ...
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1992