American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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Protection Pulled Out, Fall on Rock, Inadequate Self-Belay (Slack in Rope), California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
PROTECTION PULLED OUT, FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE SELF BELAY (SLACK IN ROPE) California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On Tuesday, October 13, 1992, ...
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Accident Reports
1993
Avalanche, Euphoria From Good Weather and Perfect Backcountry Skiing, Not Heeding Indications of Instability, Party Separated, Colorado, San Juan Mountains
AVALANCHE, EUPHORIA FROM GOOD WEATHER AND PERFECT BACKCOUNTRY SKIING, NOT HEEDING INDICATIONS OF INSTABILITY, PARTY SEPARATED Colorado, San Juan Mountains ...
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1993
Stranded, Poor Communications, Inexperience, Weather, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Twin Owls
STRANDED, POOR COMMUNICATIONS, INEXPERIENCE, WEATHER Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Twin Owls On June 9, 1992, at 1000, Brandon Latham (20) and Tom Anderson (19) ...
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Accident Reports
1993
Avalanche, Loss of Control—Glissading, Poor Route Finding, Colorado, San Juan Mountains, Lookout Peak
AVALANCHE, LOSS OF CONTROI—GLISSADING, POOR ROUTE FINDING Colorado, San Juan Mountains, Lookout Peak I was mountain climbing with my ...
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1993
Lightning, Late Start, Inexperience, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak
LIGHTNING, LATE START, INEXPERIENCE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak On June 28, 1992, at 2100, Glenn R. McDonald (31) was struck and ...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Meeker
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Meeker On July 29, 1992, Mrs. Melinda ...
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1993
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Belay—Climbing Unroped, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE BELAY—CLIMBING UNROPED Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On August 9, 1992, at 0900, Andy Griffiths (36) was ...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Little Matterhorn
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Little Matterhorn On August 16, 1992, at 1000, Jon M. Hofstra (23) ...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, Icy Rock, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, ICY ROCK Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On September 19, 1992, at 0830, Lathe Strang (30) ...
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1993
Stranded, Inadequate Equipment, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge
STRANDED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge On September 2, 1992, at 1615, Nan Derkiss (30) and John Quackenbush ...
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1993
Avalanche, Weather, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Flattop Mountain
AVALANCHE, WEATHER Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Flattop Mountain On November 1, 1992, Brad Farnan (30), Todd Martin (24) and two female climbers were ...
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1993
Inadequate Anchor, Fall on Rock, Falling Rock, Fatigue, Exceeding Abilities, Idaho, City of Rocks
INADEQUATE ANCHOR, FALL ON ROCK, FALLING ROCK, FATIGUE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Idaho, City of Rocks On March 25, 1992, Dan Maynes (24) and I (23) ...
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1993
Inadequate Belay, Fall on Rock, Lightning, Fear, Idaho, City of Rocks, Elephant Rock
INADEQUATE BELAY, FALL ON ROCK, LIGHTNING, FEAR Idaho, City of Rocks, Elephant Rock On June 20, 1992, Lew Peterson (34) and Mark Parent (35) ...
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1993
Inadequate Belay, Inattention, Fall on Rock, Idaho, City of Rocks, Rabbit Rock
INADEQUATE BELAY, INATTENTION, FALL ON ROCK Idaho, City of Rocks, Rabbit Rock On Friday, August 7, 1992, at 1300, Andrew (33) and Glenda Lainias (34) ...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Caught Foot on Edge, Exceeding Abilities, Idaho, City of Rocks
FALL ON ROCK, CAUGHT FOOT ON EDGE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Idaho, City of Rocks On August 29, 1992, Tim Mooney (24) decided to “Pink ...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Exceeding Abilities, Missouri, Kansas City, Cliff Drive
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Missouri, Kansas City, Cliff Drive Cliff Drive is a limestone crag ...
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1993
Falling Rock, Rock Dislodged By Partners, Montana, Beartooth Mountains
FALLING ROCK, ROCK DISLODGED BY PARTNERS Montana, Beartooth Mountains On September 2, 1992, Kimberly Paulson (22) was with seven other members of a ...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Miscommunication, Nevada, Red Rocks, American Sportsman
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY, MISCOMMUNICATION Nevada, Red Rocks, American Sportsman On January 25, 1992, Matt Spydell of Santa Barbara, California, reached ...
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1993
Fall on Ice, Failure to Test Ice Tool Placement, Ice Tool Pulled Out, Inattention, New Hampshire, Crawford Notch, Hitchcock Gully
FALL ON ICE, FAILURE TO TEST ICE TOOL PLACEMENT, ICE TOOL PULLED OUT, INATTENTION New Hampshire, Crawford Notch, Hitchcock Gully ...
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1993
Stranded—Rappel Ropes Frozen, Darkness, Inadequate Equipment, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge
STRANDED—RAPPEL ROPES FROZEN, DARKNESS, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge On January 28, 1992, two ice climbers (early 20s) got to ...
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1993
Fall From Rappel, Possible Miscommunication, No Hard Hat, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge
FALL FROM RAPPEL, POSSIBLE MISCOMMUNICATION, NO HARD HAT New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge On February 1, 1992, John High (mid 30s) and his ...
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1993
Dislocated Knee—Fall on Rock, Miscommunication, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge
DISLOCATED KNEE—FALL ON ROCK, MISCOMMUNICATION New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge On July 3, 1992, Mark Chauvin was guiding on Standard and had ...
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1993
Fall on Wet Rock, No Hard Hat, New Hampshire, Whitehorse Ledge
FALL ON WET ROCK, NO HARD HAT New Hampshire, Whitehorse Ledge On August 2, 1992, Steve Wickham (32) was about 600 feet up on “...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge On October 4, I was climbing at Cathedral Ledge with a friend. ...
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1993
Various Falls on Rock, Protection Problems, Pulling Belayers Off, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PROBLEMS, PULLING RELAYERS OFF New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks Thirteen accidents were reported in 1992, six ...
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1993
Fall on Ice, Climbing Unroped, Oregon, Mount Hood
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING UNROPED Oregon, Mount Hood On February 29, Ralph Leach (40), Tom Morgan (53), and Lee Hepfer (49) successfully ascended the ...
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1993
Foothold Disintegrated, Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, Oregon, Mount Washington
FOOTHOLD DISINTEGRATED, FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT Oregon, Mount Washington August 16, 1992. The Chimney of Space route ...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, Inadequate Equipment, Oregon, Mount Hood
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Oregon, Mount Hood On October 25, 1992, Terry Beggs (20) and Don Ming (20) started out to “...
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1993
Falls on Snow, Falling Rocks, Oregon, Mount Hood
FALLS ON SNOW, FALLING ROCKS Oregon, Mount Hood Following on from the previous report, this summary is presented. Four other ...
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1993
Exceeding Abilities, Ascending Too Slowly, Exposure, Hypothermia, Frostbite, Weather, Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge
EXCEEDING ABILITIES, ASCENDING TOO SLOWLY, EXPOSURE, HYPOTHERMIA, FROSTBITE, WEATHER Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge About 2000 on May 1, 1992, the park received ...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Overconfident, Washington, Peshastin Pinnacles, Orchard Rock
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, OVERCONFIDENT Washington, Peshastin Pinnacles, Orchard Rock On May 15, 1992, I was teaching an inexperienced climber ...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, Out of Practice, Washington, Snoqualmie Pass, Chair Peak
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, OUT OF PRACTICE Washington, Snoqualmie Pass, Chair Peak My son Erik Podenski (14) and I (42) ...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Placed Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat, Washington, Peshastin Pinnacles, Lightning Crack
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT Washington, Peshastin Pinnacles, Lightning Crack On May 31, 1992, Bob ...
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1993
Falling Rock Dislodged By Climber, Washington, Mount Shuksan, Fisher Chimneys
FALLING ROCK DISLODGED BY CLIMBER Washington, Mount Shuksan, Fisher Chimneys On June 20, 1992, Bill Peterson (33) was descending the Fisher Chimneys and ...
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1993
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, Protection Pulled Out, Washington, Stuart Range, Colchuck Peak
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Washington, Stuart Range, Colchuck Peak On June 21, 1992, Kevin Coplin (36) and Allan ...
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1993
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Protection, Fall Into Crevasse, Hypothermia, No Ice Axes Used to Prevent Rope Cutting Through Snow, Washington, Mount Shuksan, Fisher Chimneys
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FALL INTO CREVASSE, HYPOTHERMIA, NO ICE AXES USED TO PREVENT ROPE CUTTING THROUGH SNOW Washington, ...
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1993
Fall While Descending, Off Route, Inadequate Experience, Etc., West Virginia, Judy Gap Rocks
FALL WHILE DESCENDING, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE EXPERIENCE, ETC. West Virginia, Judy Gap Rocks On February 28, 1992, David Dugan (42), Dean Beal (36), Belinda ...
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1993
Fall on Snow, Off Route, Inexperienced, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Middle Teton
FALL ON SNOW, OFF ROUTE, INEXPERIENCED Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Middle Teton On May 30, 1992, a climber (20) and his partner ...
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1993
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Owen Couloir
LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Owen Couloir On June 9, 1992, H. Kammeyer (33) and his partner departed ...
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1993
Piton Pulled Out, Fall on Rock, Removed Protection
On June 26, 1992, at 1145, Roland Fleck (59) was leading the “Flake Pitch” on the regular Guides’ Wall route belayed by partner Wes ...
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1993
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Inexperienced, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Teewinot
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INEXPERIENCED Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Teewinot On July 10, 1992, at 1050, a victim slipped ...
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1993
Fall on Icy Rock, Weather, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
FALL ON ICY ROCK, WEATHER Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton On July 14, 1992, at 0430, three Exum guides left the ...
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1993
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Poor Position, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Disappointment Peak
LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, POOR POSITION Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Disappointment Peak On July 17, 1992, at 1615, a climber (29) was ...
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1993
Falling Rock, Loose Rock, Failure to Test Holds, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Seneca Lake
FALLING ROCK, LOOSE ROCK, FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS Wyoming, Wind River Range, Seneca Lake A backpacking and climbing party of ...
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1993
Stranded, Off Route, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
STRANDED, OFF ROUTE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton On July 24, 1993, at 2330, I received a phone call from NPS ...
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1993
Stranded, Climbing Alone, Weather, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
STRANDED, CLIMBING ALONE, WEATHER Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton A climber (35) signed out on August 29, 1992, to do a ...
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1993
Handhold Broke Off, Fall on Rock, No Belay Anchors, No Hard Hats, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Death Canyon
HANDHOLD BROKE OFF, FALL ON ROCK, NO BELAY ANCHORS, NO HARD HATS Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Death Canyon On ...
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1993
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I
 Number of Total       Accidents Reported 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 11 181 6  1992 175 17 351 45 144 11 43 6  Totals 4215 601 7500 1334 3599 475 1037 209 
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1993
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
Geographical Districts 1951–1991 1992   Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  Canada  Alberta 276 81 614 9 4 17  British Columbia 234 90 522 5 2 15  ...
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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
TABLE III  1951-91 1959-91 1992 1992   USA CAN. USA CAN.  Terrain      Rock 2925 354 120 7  Snow 1835 277 44 3  Ice 151 62 11 7  River 12 3 0 0  Unknown 22 6 0 0  Ascent or Descent      Ascent 2634 365 125 12  Descent 1652 252 49 5  Unknown 241 1 1 0  ...
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