American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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558 Records

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Rappel Error—Only Connected to One Strand of Rappel Rope, Alaska, Anchorage, Hunter Creek
RAPPEL ERROR—ONLY CONNECTED TO ONE STRAND OF RAPPEL ROPE Alaska, Anchorage, Hunter Creek On January 21, Evan Blanchard (20) had climbed ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Inadequate Food and Fuel, Failure to Turn Back, Inexperience, Alaska, Mount Foraker
INADEQUATE FOOD AND FUEL, FAILURE TO TURN RACK, INEXPERIENCE Alaska, Mount Foraker On April 1, Mitch Ward and Randy Adrian’s “...
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Accident Reports
1997
Back Strain, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
BACK STRAIN Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On May 11, Robert Gray of the “CFS” party twisted his back at the 14,200 ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Avalanche, Poor Position, Alaska, Mount Hunter
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION Alaska, Mount Hunter On May 13, 1996, Marcus von Zitzewitz and Olaf Hecklinger were killed when an avalanche swept ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Protection and Belay, HAPE, Frostbite, Alaska, Mount McKinley, South Buttress
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE PROTECTION AND BELAY, HAPE, FROSTBITE Alaska, Mount McKinley, South Buttress On May 27, Nancy Bluhm (32) of the “...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Protection , Climbing Unroped, Inexperience, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, CLIMBING UNROPED, INEXPERIENCE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress. On May 19, “Seven Summits Croatia” party of ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Faulty Use of Crampon—Fall on Snow, Alaska, Mount McKinley
FAULTY USE OF CRAMPON—FALL ON SNOW Alaska, Mount McKinley The Spanish expedition “Lleida McKinley ’96” had eleven climbers in the ...
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Accident Reports
1997
HACE, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HACE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 12, Ka Eui-Ryong of the Korean Alpine Club Su Won Expedition, was unable ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Falling Rock, Stranded, Alaska, Alaska Range, Coffee Glacier, Eyetooth
FALLING ROCK, STRANDED Alaska, Alaska Range, Coffee Glacier, Eyetooth On June 15, JJ Brooks (33) was hit by fragments from a large ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Appendicitis, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Muldrow Glacier
APPENDICITIS Alaska, Mount McKinley, Muldrow Glacier On June 19 at 2345, a National Outdoor Leadership School expedition requested a helicopter to evacuate ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Unknown, Climbing Unroped, Placed No Protection, Failure to Turn Back, Weather, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
UNKNOWN, CLIMBING UNROPED, PLACED NO PROTECTION, FAILURE TO TURN BACK, WEATHER Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 2, Karl Jendryschik ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Snow, Climbing Alone and HAPE, HACE, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE and HAPE, HACE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress Chihiro Sakamaki flew to the Kahiltna base ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Crampon Problem, Inexperience, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
CRAMPON PROBLEM, INEXPERIENCE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 8, the “Love Mountain and Beer” party of three Japanese climbers ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Avalanche, Poor Position—Under Objective Hazards, Alaska, Mount Hunter, West Face
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION—UNDER ORJECTIVE HAZARDS Alaska, Mount Hunter, West Face At 2400 on June 21, Chuck Drake (27) and Joshua Hane (28) departed ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall into Crevasse, Inadequate Extrication Procedure, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Ruth Glacier
FALL INTO CREVASSE, INADEQUATE EXTRICATION PROCEDURE Alaska, Mount McKinley, Ruth Glacier On June 16, all six members of the French “Wayne’...
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Accident Reports
1997
16' Fall into Crevasse—With Water at the Bottom, Unable to Extricate—Inadequate People Power, Hypothermia, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
16' FALL INTO CREVASSE—WITH WATER AT THE BOTTOM, UNABLE TO EXTRICATE—INADEQUATE PEOPLE POWER, HYPOTHERMIA Alaska, Mount McKinley, West ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Rappel Error—Only Connected to One Strand of Rappel Rope, Alaska, Anchorage, Hunter Creek
RAPPEL ERROR—ROPE NOT ANCHORED, NO BELAY Arizona, Oak Creek Canyon On April 13, Benjamin Rusev (19) fell 75 feet down a cliff ...
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Accident Reports
1997
CLIMBING ALONE and UNROPED, DISTRAUGHT, Arkansas, Sam's Throne
CLIMBING ALONE and UNROPED, DISTRAUGHT Arkansas, Sam’s Throne On October 12, Chris Harris (23) was soloing at night on Instant Trauma (5.10...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, California, Morro Bay, Morro Rock
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED California, Morro Bay, Morro Rock On January 21, Jody Walker (17) of St. Helena died ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Rope Severed, Carabiner Broke, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK, ROPE SEVERED, CARABINER BROKE California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On April 1, Matt Baxter (26), an experienced big-wall climber, ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Stranded, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Weather, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
STRANDED, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, WEATHER California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On May 16, 1996, the National Park Service rescued Austrian climbers ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), Party Separated, Weather, California, Mount Shasta
ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS (AMS), PARTY SEPARATED, WEATHER California, Mount Shasta On May 25, Mike Turegun (35) and John Cain (49) approached Mount Shasta ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, California, Yosemite Valley, Cookie Cliff
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite Valley, Cookie Cliff On May 26, Stephen Ross (32) ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Protection Pulled Out, Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, California, Tuolumne Meadows, Stately Pleasure Dome
PROTECTION PULLED OUT, FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT California, Tuolumne Meadows, Stately Pleasure Dome On June 7, 1996, Shannon Meredith, 25, and ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Rappel Error, Inadequate Clothing, Hypothermia, Weather, California, Tuolome Meadows, Pywiack Dome
RAPPEL ERROR, INADEQUATE CLOTHING, HYPOTHERMIA, WEATHER California, Tuolumne Meadows, Pywiack Dome On July 23, a powerful thunderstorm swept through Tuolumne Meadows ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Rappel Anchor Failure—Inadequate Knot and Protection, Fall on Rock, Haste, Inexperience, Slight Hangover
On August 11 around 1100, our party of four climbers in two groups proceeded up the route “The Uneventful” (5.5) at Tahquitz Rock. ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock—Falling Rock, Inadequate Protection, California, Sequoia National Park, Devil's Crag #1
FALL ON ROCK—FALLING ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Sequoia National Park, Devil’s Crag #1 On September 1, David Dykeman (64) and Herbert ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Failure to Follow Accepted Standards, California, Redmond
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ACCEPTED STANDARDS California, Redmond On September 21, Travis Hull (28), North American Wilderness Academy ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, California, Yosemite Valley, Sunnyside Bench
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite Valley, Sunnyside Bench On October 8, Joe Presuto (51) was seriously injured in a ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Bolt Pulled Out—Badly Set, Fall on Rock, California, Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Cove
BOLT PULLED OUT—BADLY SET, FALL ON ROCK California, Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Cove Having led aid climbs (some ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Avalanche, Failure to Follow Advice, Inadequate Equipment, Poor Position, Inexperience, Colorado, Pyramid Peak
AVALANCHE, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ADVICE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, POOR POSITION, INEXPERIENCE Colorado, Pyramid Peak On January 28, a party of four climbers ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Book
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Rook On May 6, at 1900, Jorge Arias (40) was leading ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Rappel Error—Did Not Secure Rappel Anchor Sling, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
RAPPEL ERROR—DID NOT SECURE RAPPEL ANCHOR SLING Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On May 6, after belaying his partners down ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Kloof
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Kloof On May 22, the victim (29) was leading a climb ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Wet Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Ruper
FALL ON WET ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Ruper On May 27, the victim (29) ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out
On June 1, the victim (28) climbed about 30 feet up the Bastille Crack, slipped while making a traverse, and while falling pulled ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Helmet Not Secured Properly, Colorado, Boulder, First Flatiron
FALL ON ROCK, HELMET NOT SECURED PROPERLY Colorado, Boulder, First Flat Iron It was June 8. We had been working hard ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Inadequate (No) Belay, Miscommunication, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Wind Tower
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE (NO) BELAY, MISCOMMUNICATION Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Wind Tower On June 30, a climber (16) fell 15 feet ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Snow, Unable to Place Protection, Poor Position, Colorado, Mount Powell, Northwest Couloir
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO PLACE PROTECTION, POOR POSITION Colorado, Mount Powell, Northwest Couloir On July 6, W. H. (m. 26) and ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilities
On July 11, at 1145, Shanna M. Ryan (26) was climbing Backflip (II 5.9), the first pitch on the Bookmark, when she took a 20 ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Snow—Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON SNOW—LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On July 14, at 1045, Nathan Dick (51) ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Snow, Unroped, Poor Position, Colorado, Mount Sneffles
FALL ON SNOW, UNROPED, POOR POSITION Colorado, Mount Sneffles (Following is a letter from Adam Beal [early 20’s] to a ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock—Foothold Came off, Failure to Test Hold, Protection Pulled Out
On July 23, at 10:30, Michael Munsch (34) was leading the fourth pitch (5.6) on the Sykes Sickle route (III 5.9+) on Spearhead. He climbed 20 ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Stranded, Unable to Route-Find, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Weather, Darkness, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Book
STRANDED, UNABLE TO ROUTE-FIND, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, WEATHER, DARKNESS, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Book On ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Equipment, Climbing Alone, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Alice
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, CLIMBING ALONE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Alice On August 29, David Ingersoll (40) left the ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Dome Rock
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Dome Rock On September 25, I was climbing with ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Falling Rock—Overcrowded, Poor Position, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall
FALLING ROCK—ROUTE OVERCROWDED, POOR POSITION Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall On September 29, a climber (30) was recording ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock—Rappel Anchor Sling Not Tied, Distraction
FALL ON ROCK—RAPPEL ANCHOR SLING NOT TIED, DISTRACTION Colorado, Aspen, Die Hard On October 12, Jake McNelly (23) set up a ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Leisure Route
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Leisure Route On October 19, Steven Permick (37), an ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat, Connecticut, Ragged Mountain, Valhalla
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT Connecticut, Ragged Mountain, Valhalla There was a fatal accident on September 16 at ...
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Accident Reports
1997