American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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497 Records

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Rappel Error—Only Clipped into One Rope, No Belay, Ontario, Milton, Kelso Conservation Area, "Jolly Rodger" Route
RAPPEL ERROR—ONLY CLIPPED INTO ONE ROPE, NO RELAY, NO HARD HAT Ontario, Milton, Kelso Conservation Area, “Jolly Rodger” Route ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Nova Scotia, Eagle's Nest, "No Man's Land"
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT—LEADER AND RELAYER, DEHYDRATION/FATIGUE Ontario, Ron Echo Provincial Park, “Ottawa” Route On September 4, ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Avalanche, Lost Equipment, Stranded, Yukon, St. Elias Mountains, Mount Logan
AVALANCHE, LOST EQUIPMENT, STRANDED Yukon, St. Elias Mountains, Mount Logan On July 28, a party of four climbers were involved in ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Avalanche, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Orville
AVALANCHE Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Orville Three climbers found dead April 25, on Mount Orville (10,495 feet) have been identified ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall into Crevasse while Ski Mountaineering, Alaska, Mount Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Mount Wrangell
FALL INTO CREVASSE WHILE SKI MOUNTAINEERING Alaska, Mount Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Mount Wrangell A party of five skiers attempting ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Snow/Ice, Place No Protection, Inadequate Equipment, Alaska, Mt. McKinley, West Buttress
FALL ON SNOW/ICE, PLACED NO PROTECTION, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On April 21, 1995, the “Angove-McKinley Expedition” departed ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Weather, Probably Hypothermia, Combined with Snow Bridge Collapse, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
WEATHER, PROBABLY HYPOTHERMIA, combined with SNOW BRIDGE COLLAPSE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On May 26, the “Free at Last” expedition ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Atrial Fibrillation, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On May 26, at 2100, old Swiss climber Dr. Paul Robadey (55) was flown from the 14,200 ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
DEHYDRATION, HEAT EXHAUSTION Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 1, around 2330, Robert Paige (28) called 7,200 foot base camp, saying he was ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Acute Abdomen, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
ACUTE ABDOMEN Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 2, at 2100, Tom Bohanon of the “Three Guys on Denali” expedition came ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Snow, Exposure, Probably AMS, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL ON SNOW, EXPOSURE, PROBABLY AMS Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 9, a Spanish climber fell 4,000 feet to his ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Snow—Ski Mountaineering, AMS, Weather—Extreme Winds, Alaska, Mount Foraker, Sultana Ridge
FALL ON SNOW—SKI MOUNTAINEERING, AMS, WEATHER—EXTREME WINDS Alaska, Mount Foraker, Sultana Ridge On June 10, at 2230 Julie Faure (33), Jim ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Exposure, Dehydration, Inadequate Equipment (Rope, Altimeter, Compass, Clothing), Party Separated, Exceeding Abilities, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
EXPOSURE, DEHYDRATION, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT (Rope, Altimeter, Compass, Clothing), PARTY SEPARATED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress A group of ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Avalanche, Alaska, Mount McKinley, South Buttress
AVALANCHE Alaska, Mount McKinley, South Buttress The “South Buttress 95” expedition members included leader Tom Fitzsimmons (45), Jim Fitzsimmons (38), Richard Rodgers (40), and ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall into Crevasse—Snow Bridge Collapse, Poor Position, Inadequate Protection—No Belay or Fixed Rope, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL INTO CREVASSE—SNOW BRIDGE COLLAPSE, POOR POSITION, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—NO BELAY OR FIXED ROPE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Rappel Error—Failed to Thread Both Ropes Through Friction Device, No Belay, Arizona, Cochise Stronghold
RAPPEL ERROR—FAILED TO THREAD ROTH ROPES THROUGH FRICTION DEVICE, NO RELAY Arizona, Cochise Stronghold On October 28, John Payne, Jr., ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Darkness—Late Start, Dehydration, Hypothermia (Carried No Water), Inadequate Clothing, Creating a Hazardous Condition, California, Yosemite Valley, Manure Pile Buttress, Nutcracker
DARKNESS—LATE START, DEHYDRATION, HYPOTHERMIA (CARRIED NO WATER), INADEQUATE CLOTHING, CREATING A HAZARDOUS CONDITION California, Yosemite Valley, Manure Pile Buttress, ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Weather, Hypothermia, Inadequate Equipment, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, The Nose
WEATHER, HYPOTHERMIA, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, The Nose On April 9, two parties of climbers started up the ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Rappel Error—Anchor Sling Came Off, Inadequate Protection, Fall on Rock, California, Yosemite Valley, Sentinel Rock
RAPPEL ERROR—ANCHOR SLING CAME OFF, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FALL ON ROCK California, Yosemite Valley, Sentinel Rock. On April 17, Charles Comstock (34) ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded, Misperception—Route Research, Inadequate Equipment, Creating a Hazardous Condition
STRANDED, MISPERCEPTION—ROUTE RESEARCH, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, CREATING A HAZARDOUS CONDITION California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan Zodiac On Sunday, June 10, Dan ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Haste—Trying to Stick to a Schedule, California, Yosemite Valley, North Dome Gulley
FALL ON ROCK, HASTE—TRYING TO STICK TO A SCHEDULE California, Yosemite Valley, North Dome Gulley On July 6, Dave Bedell (34) ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, California, Yosemite Valley, Nutcracker
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES California, Yosemite Valley, Nutcracker On July 1, Paul Bennett (41) and Randy Kanta were climbing the Nutcracker, 5.8, ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Rappel Failure—Inadequate Anchor Equipment, No Hard Hat, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
RAPPEL FAILURE—INADEQUATE ANCHOR EQUIPMENT, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan About 1800 on July 31, Ik Tae Choi (23) died ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded, Darkness—Late Start, Off Route, Inadequate Clothing, Creating a Hazardous Condition, California, Yosemite Valley, Fairview Dome
STRANDED, DARKNESS—LATE START, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING, CREATING A HAZARDOUS CONDITION California, Yosemite Valley, Fairview Dome On August 9, about 1100, ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On August 16, about noon, Brian Biega (23) was leading the 6...
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Accident Reports
1996
Protection Pulled, Fall on Rock, Indadequate Protection, No Hard Hat
PROTECTION PULLED, FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan While Biega was being rescued (...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded—Ropes Jammed, Haste—To Try to Catch Thieves, Inadequate Equipment—No Knife, California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock
STRANDED—ROPES JAMMED, HASTE—TO TRY TO CATCH THIEVES, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT—NO KNIFE California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock On ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Belay, California, Temple Crag
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE BELAY California, Temple Crag On October 4, Gary Niblock, Mike Nichols (both 48) and Mark Harris (42) were climbing ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Equipment Failure—Wired Nut Broke, Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
EQUIPMENT FAILURE—WIRED NUT BROKE, FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On October 6, about 1900, Baek Man (27) ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Slide/Fall on Ice, Inexperience, Improper Use of Crampons, Inadequate Protection—Unclipped, Party Separated, California, Eastern Sierras, Lamarck Col
SLIDE/FALL ON ICE, INEXPERIENCE, IMPROPER USE OF CRAMPONS, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—UNCLIPPED, PARTY SEPARATED California, Eastern Sierras, Lamarck Col On ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Slick Rock, Haste—Appointment at the Bar, "Failure to Recognize The..."
Tim Sell and I had just finished climbing Mescalito (VI 5.9 A4) on El Capitan. It was Halloween evening. Although it ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Darkness, Stranded, Rappel Error—Rope Jammed, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall
DARKNESS, STRANDED, RAPPEL ERROR—ROPE JAMMED Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall On February 18, two climbers (one 24) became ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Falling Rock, Poor Position, Colorado, Ouray, Dexter Creek Slabs
FALLING ROCK, POOR POSITION Colorado, Ouray, Dexter Creek Slabs On February 26, the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team was called out to ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Cornice Collapse, Poor Position, Colorado, San Juans, Engineer Mountain
CORNICE COLLAPSE, POOR POSITION Colorado, San Juans, Engineer Mountain On April 2, David Ganley (32), Fred Hutt (24), and Mike Seeberg (30) left Coal ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Rappel Error—Ropes Uneven, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Hand Crack
RAPPEL ERROR—ROPES UNEVEN Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Hand Crack On June 11, a climber (29) rappelled off the end of ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Fatigue, Late Start, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak
FALL ON ROCK, FATIGUE, LATE START Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak On July 15, at 1030, Robert Gould (53) and Kenneth ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Wet Rock, Haste, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak
FALL ON ROCK, WET ROCK, HASTE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak On July 29, Robert Logan (37) and Chris Weaver (25) ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded, No Equipment, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak
STRANDED, NO EQUIPMENT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak On August 17,1995, Gabor Vereczi (25) and Zoltan Vereczi (23) were attempting the 400 ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge, The Pear Buttress
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge, The Pear Buttress On September 3, 1995, David ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded, Inexperience, Inadequate Equipment, Fear, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Wind Tower
STRANDED, INEXPERIENCE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, FEAR Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Wind Tower On September 10, two young men (20, 21) and a young ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Inexperience, Overcrowded Route, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak
FALLING ROCK, INEXPERIENCE, OVERCROWDED ROUTE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak On September 4, Labor Day, Tom(40) and Ed (42) had ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, No Ice Axe Leash System, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Andrews Glacier
LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, NO ICE AX LEASH SYSTEM Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Andrews Glacier On September 16, Charles ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded, Inadequate Equipment, Bad Advice, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
STRANDED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, BAD ADVICE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Long’s Peak On September 17, at 1140, two unidentified females (approximate ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Placed No Protection, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, T-2
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED NO PROTECTION Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, T-2 On October 7, a climber (38) was beginning to lead ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Rappel Anchor Error—Inadequate Protection, Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge
RAPPEL ANCHOR ERROR—INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge On December 2, ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock—Lowering Error, Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve
FALL ON ROCK—LOWERING ERROR Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve On August 6, Emily Town (19) was leading an estimated 240 foot ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Improperly Placed Bolts, Exceeding Abilities, Illinois, Drapers Bluff
FALL ON ROCK, IMPROPERLY PLACED ROLTS, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Illinois, Drapers Rluff On April 1, David Krupp (26) fell 30 feet from a 5.10 bolted ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, Maine, Acadia National Park, Dorr Mountain
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Maine, Acadia National Park, Dorr Mountain About 1245 on January 8, Sam Woodward (50), an experienced climber from ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Falling Rock, Poor Position, Maine, Mount Katahdin, Chimney Pond
FALLING ROCK, POOR POSITION Maine, Mount Katahdin, Chimney Pond On September 2, two parties—Michael Lanza (34) and Penny Beach (29) in one ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Maryland, Carderock
FALL ON ROCK Maryland, Carderock On May 16, I was half way up Jan's Face, a climb at the north end ...
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Accident Reports
1996