American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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Avalanche, Poor Position, Underestimated Conditions, Alaska, Mount Hunter
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION, UNDERESTIMATED CONDITIONS Alaska, Mount Hunter On May 5, 1994, Andy Carson and Charles Crago triggered an avalanche and were ...
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1995
Grand Mal Seizures, Alaska, Mount McKinley
GRAND MAL SEIZURES Alaska, Mount McKinley On May 16, 1994, John Merrigan (43) was climbing Mount McKinley when he began experiencing what appeared ...
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1995
Hypothermia, Dehydration, Weather, Alaska, Mount McKinley
HYPOTHERMIA, DEHYDRATION, WEATHER Alaska, Mount McKinley On May 18,1994, Paul Laeremans (39) and Ingrid Baeyens (38) of the German AMICAL expedition, along with ...
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1995
Hypothermia, Exposure, Weather, Inadequate Clothing, Alaska, Mount McKinley
HYPOTHERMIA, EXPOSURE, WEATHER, INADEQUATE CLOTHING Alaska, Mount McKinley On May 22, 1994, Korean climbers Sang Myeung Lee (25) and Kee Won Kim (27) departed ...
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1995
Acute Mountain Sickness, Fatigue, Dehydration, Alaska, Mount McKinley
ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS, FATIGUE, DEHYDRATION Alaska, Mount McKinley On the evening of June 1, 1994, Bennett Austin (29) developed a severe case of ...
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Accident Reports
1995
Fall on Snow, Unstable Snow Conditions, Inadequate Protection, Fatigue, Varying Levels of Experience, Alaska, Mount Hunter
FALL ON SNOW, UNSTABLE SNOW CONDITIONS, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FATIGUE, VARYING LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE Alaska, Mount Hunter On June 8, 1994, Patti Saurman (31), ...
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1995
Frostbite, Exposure, Weather, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Alaska, Mount McKinley
FROSTBITE, EXPOSURE, WEATHER, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT Alaska, Mount McKinley Victor Pomerantsev (52) departed June 12,1994, for a solo climb of the ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Alaska, Talkeetna Mountains, Archangel Valley
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Alaska, Talkeetna Mountains, Archangel Valley On July 1, 1994, Beav Deering and I finally made it up ...
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1995
Stranded, Inadequate Belay, Hair Caught in Rappel Device, Inexperience, Arizona, Camelback Mountain
STRANDED, INADEQUATE BELAY, HAIR CAUGHT IN RAPPEL DEVICE, INEXPERIENCE Arizona, Camelback Mountain Tracy Hemphill (19), who said she had gone rock ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, No Hard Hat, Exceeding Abilities, Arizona, Bell Rock, North Face
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, NO HARD HAT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Arizona, Bell Rock, North Face According to witnesses, ...
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1995
Stranded—Out of Food, Weather, California, Yosemite Valley, Magic Mushroom
STRANDED—OUT OF FOOD, WEATHER California, Yosemite Valley, Magic Mushroom On April 24, 1994, Ken Bokelund's (28) wife reported to the NPS that ...
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1995
Anchor Failure—Sling Burned Through, Inexperience, California, Yosemite Valley, Reed's Pinnacle
ANCHOR FAILURE—SLING BURNED THROUGH, INEXPERIENCE California, Yosemite Valley, Reed’s Pinnacle On June 12, 1994, four Swiss climbers were top roping ...
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1995
Fall on Rock and Falling Object—Litter, California, Tahquitz
FALL ON ROCK AND FALLING OBJECT—LITTER California, Tahquitz I went to Tahquitz on Sunday 12 June, ostensibly to help a ...
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1995
Stranded—Poor Position, Imbedded Carabiner, California, Yosemite Valley, Sunnyside Bench
STRANDED—POOR POSITION, IMBEDDED CARABINER California, Yosemite Valley, Sunnyside Bench On June 18, 1994, Josh Klikna (14) and his two brothers were learning ...
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1995
Falling Object, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALLING OBJECT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On June 24, 1994, our party began an ascent of the Triple Direct route on ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, California, Yosemite Valley, Sunnyside Bench
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED California, Yosemite Valley, Sunnyside Bench On August 7, 1994, James Howell (21) free-soloed Lazy Bum, a 5.10...
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1995
Protection Pulled Out, Fall on Rock, "Ego in an Uproar," California, Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Meadows—Daff Dome
PROTECTION PULLED OUT, FALL ON ROCK, “EGO IN AN UPROAR” California, Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Meadows—Daff Dome On August 12, 1994, ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, California, Norman Clyde Peak
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT California, Norman Clyde Peak On August 19, 1994, a group of six experienced mountaineers, most of ...
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1995
Stranded, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Exceeding Abilities, California, Yosemite Valley National Park, Fairview Dome
STRANDED, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES California, Yosemite Valley National Park, Fairview Dome On August 20, 1994, at 2100, climber Ray Pichette ...
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1995
Stranded—Unable to Locate Rappel Anchor, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
STRANDED—UNABLE TO LOCATE RAPPEL ANCHOR California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On August 25, 1994, at 1300, Rangers Keith Lober and Rick Foulks ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Off Route, Inadequate Protection, California, Mount Whitney, East Face
FALL ON ROCK, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Mount Whitney, East Face On September 10, 1994, six climbers were on the East ...
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1995
Rappel Failure—Mid-Mark on Rope Came Off, Distraction, California, Yosemite Valley, Reed's Pinnacle Area
RAPPEL FAILURE—MID-MARK ON ROPE CAME OFF, DISTRACTION California, Yosemite Valley, Reed’s Pinnacle area On September 13,1994, John Pinchott (31) and ...
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1995
Inadequate Belay—Rope Passed Through Belay Device, Overconfidence, California, Yosemite Valley, Pat and Jack Pinnacle
INADEQUATE BELAY—ROPE PASSED THROUGH BELAY DEVICE, OVERCONFIDENCE California, Yosemite Valley, Pat and Jack Pinnacle In the afternoon of September 29, 1994, ...
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1995
Stranded, Failure to Turn Back, Hypothermia, Dehydration, Inadequate, Clothing and Equipment, Weather
Here are the events leading up to the rescue of the nine climbers, from three parties, from Camp 6 on the ...
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1995
Stranded—Unable to Find Descent Route, California, Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Terrace
STRANDED—UNABLE TO FIND DESCENT ROUTE California, Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Terrace On October 30, 1994, John Dunn (22) and Dan Cappellini (25), both ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Rappel Anchor Knot Came Undone, Hand Hold Came Off, California, Joshua Tree National Park
FALLS ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, RAPPEL ANCHOR KNOT CAME UNDONE, HAND HOLD CAME OFF California, Joshua Tree National Park There ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Off Route, No Hard Hat, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, White Whale II
FALL ON ROCK, OFF ROUTE, NO HARD HAT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, White Whale II On May 23, 1994, ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Belay—Improper Use of Belay Device, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Whittle Wall
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE RELAY- IMPROPER USE OF RELAY DEVICE Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Whittle Wall ...
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1995
Falling Rock, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall
FALLING ROCK, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall On June 12, 1994, a climber (22) was top-roping on ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, The Bastille
FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Eldorado State Park, The Bastille On June 18 and 29, 1994, respectively, two ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Falling Object (the Climber), Climbing Unroped, Placed No Protection, Poor Position, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallet Peack
FALL ON ROCK, FALLING OBJECT (THE CLIMBER), CLIMBING UNROPED, PLACED NO PROTECTION, POOR POSITION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National ...
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1995
Rappel Failure—Carabiner "Unclipped," Inadequate Belay, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Supremacy
RAPPEL FAILURE—CARABINER “UNCLIPPED,” INADEQUATE BELAY Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Supremacy On July 11,1994, a climber was teaching a person (37) ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Bouldering Alone, No Spotter, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Creek
FALL ON ROCK, BOULDERING ALONE, NO SPOTTER Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Creek On July 22, 1994, Debbie Gruneberg (19) was bouldering ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Placed No Protection, Hurrying, Weather, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Bookend
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED NO PROTECTION, HURRYING, WEATHER Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Bookend On August 12, 1994, about noon, Bob Koppe (51) ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Book
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Book On August 15, 1994, about 1500, Laura ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall On September 10, 1994, a ...
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1995
Falling Rock, Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Reservoir
FALLING ROCK Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Reservoir On October 6, 1994, Phil Rotterman, Cary Winchester and I arrived at the ...
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1995
Hypothermia, Frostbite, Exposure, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Failure to Turn Back, Party Separated, Exceeding Abilities—Inexperience, Weather, New Hampshire, Mount Jefferson and Mount Washington
HYPOTHERMIA, FROSTBITE, EXPOSURE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, FAILURE TO TURN BACK, PARTY SEPARATED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES—INEXPERIENCE, WEATHER New Hampshire, Mount ...
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1995
Hypothermia, Frostbite, Weather, Late Start, Failed to Turn Back, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine
HYPOTHERMIA, FROSTBITE, WEATHER, LATE START, FAILED TO TURN BACK New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine On February 26,1994, Monroe Couper (40) and ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, No Hard Hat, New Hampshire, Rattlesnake Mountain
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, NO HARD HAT New Hampshire, Rattlesnake Mountain On March 16, 1994, Stephen Williams (27) fell 90 feet ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Weather, New Hampshire, Rattlesnake Mountain
FALL ON ROCK, WEATHER New Hampshire, Rattlesnake Mountain On September 17, 1994, Leon Kaatz fell down a wet rock slab while trying ...
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1995
Stranded, Greed, Exceeding Abilities, New Hampshire, Mount Meader
STRANDED, GREED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES New Hampshire, Mount Meader In October 1994, two youths (c. 18) spied some climbing gear on rappel stations ...
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1995
Falling Rock, No Hard Hat, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff
FALLING ROCK, NO HARD HAT New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff On October 14, 1994, while ascending the talus slope below Cannon Cliff, a ...
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1995
Fall on Rock—Handhold Came Off, New Hampshire, Cannon Mountain, Whitney/Gilman Route
FALL ON ROCK—HANDHOLD CAME OFF New Hampshire, Cannon Mountain, Whitney/Gilman Route On October 30, 1994, two students and a White ...
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Accident Reports
1995
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PROBLEMS, FATIGUE
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PRORLEMS, FATIGUE New York, Mohonk Preserve Shawangunks Fourteen incidents were reported in 1994, of which eight ...
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1995
Fall on Rock—Inadequate Protection on Rappel, No Hard Hat, North Carolina, Crowders Mountain
FALL ON ROCK—INADEQUATE PROTECTION ON RAPPEL, NO HARD HAT North Carolina, Crowders Mountain On January 16, 1994, Timothy Samartino (21) fell about 90 ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, North Carolina, Crowders Mountain
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED North Carolina, Crowders Mountain On March 13, 1994, Shawn MacDonald (17) fell 80 feet to his death ...
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1995
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Equipment—Rope Diameter Too Small for Belay Device, North Carolina, Crowders Mountain, David's Castle
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT—ROPE DIAMETER TOO SMALL FOR BELAY DEVICE North Carolina, Crowders Mountain, David’s Castle On ...
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1995
Fall/Slip on Ice, Unable to Self-Arrest, No Hard Hat, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside Route
FALL/SLIP ON ICE, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, NO HARD HAT Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside Route On January 17, 1994, Kurt Pothast (20), Mike ...
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1995
Fall on Ice, Unable to Self-Arrest, Placed No Protection, Exceeding Abilities, Fatigue, Oregon, Mount Hood, Leutholds Couloir
FALL ON ICE, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, PLACED NO PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, FATIGUE Oregon, Mount Hood, Leutholds Couloir On June 3, 1994, a ...
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1995