American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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558 Records

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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
Fall on Snow—Unable to Self-Arrest, Climbing Unroped, Inadequate Boots and Crampons, Inexperience, Montana, Glacier National Park, Mount Jackson
FALL ON SNOW—UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, CLIMBING UNROPED, INADEQUATE BOOTS AND CRAMPONS, INEXPERIENCE Montana, Glacier National Park, Mount Jackson On ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, Miscommunication, Nevada, Juniper Canyon, Red Rocks
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT, MISCOMMUNICATION Nevada, Juniper Canyon, Red Rocks On November 11, ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Avalanche, Failure to Follow Directions—Warning Notices, Inexperience, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Lion Head Trail
AVALANCHE, FAILURE TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS—WARNING NOTICES, INEXPERIENCE New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Lion Head Trail On January 5, the body of ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Faulty Use of Crampons—Glissading, New Hampshire, Frankenstein Cliff and Gulf of Slides
FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS—GLISSADING New Hampshire, Frankenstein Cliff and Gulf of Slides At Frankenstein a woman was doing a ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Book of Solemnity
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Rook of Solemnity On August 15, a husband and wife team were ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Protection Pulled Out, Exceeding Abilities
On June 23, Carlos Abad (26), Jane Tennessen (33), and Glen Tietgen (35), fell 816 feet from Muralla Grande, a massive face of granite east ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Various Falls on Rock and Inadequate Protection and One Hornet Attack, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK and INADEQUATE PROTECTION, and ONE HORNET ATTACK New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks Of the 18 incidents reported ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Inexperience, New York, Shawangunks, Shockley's Ceiling
FALL ON ROCK, INEXPERIENCE New York, Shawangunks, Shockley’s Ceiling On September 6, 1996, Robyn Williams (19) and I—Sean Hartman (21)—were climbing ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection—Anchor Sling Knot, North Carolina, Stone Mountain, The Great Arch
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—ANCHOR SLING KNOT North Carolina, Stone Mountain, The Great Arch On May 25, I was climbing ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, No Hard Hat, North Carolina, Whitesides Mountain, New Diversions
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, NO HARD HAT North Carolina, Whitesides Mountain, New Diversions Labor Day was the date that ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Oregon, Smith Rock State Park, Monkey Face Spire
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED Oregon, Smith Rock State Park, Monkey Face Spire On May 22, Terry Mitchell (22) a ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Oregon, Columbia River Gorge, Broughton Bluff
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Oregon, Columbia River Gorge, Broughton Bluff On May 28, Kurt Gierlich (42) fell 60 feet to the ground ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Stranded, Failure to Follow Route, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Haste, Weather, Oregon, Mount Hood
STRANDED, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, HASTE, WEATHER Oregon, Mount Hood On Friday, May 31, I arrived at ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Falling Rock, Washington, Guye Peak
FALLING ROCK Washington, Guye Peak On June 1, while climbing on the lower part of the south section of Guye Peak’...
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Accident Reports
1997
Rappel Anchor Failure, Inadequate Protection, Fall on Rock, Washington, Mount Thompson
RAPPEL ANCHOR FAILURE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FALL ON ROCK Washington, Mount Thompson On September 17, John Cain and Dale Ramquist climbed Mount ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Protection, West Virginia, Seneca Rocks, Prune
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION West Virginia, Seneca Rocks, Prune John Markwell, owner of the Gendarme Climbing ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park On June 21, two young men (18 and 19) were climbing without ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Rappel Error—Rope Jammed, Stranded, Off Route, Wyoming, Grand Tetons, Black Ice Couloir
RAPPEL ERROR—ROPE JAMMED, STRANDED, OFF ROUTE Wyoming, Grand Tetons, Black Ice Couloir On July 6, while ascending the Grand Teton ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Fall on Rock—Hand Hold Came Off, Inadequate Protection, Off Route, Wyoming, Grand Tetons, Symmetry Spire
FALL ON ROCK—HAND HOLD CAME OFF, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, OFF ROUTE Wyoming, Grant Tetons, Symmetry Spire On July 14, Chris Schroeder (34) ...
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Accident Reports
1997
Slip on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Inexperience, Wyoming, Grand Tetons, Middle Teton
SLIP ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INEXPERIENCE Wyoming, Grand Tetons, Middle Teton Around 1700 on August 1 in the South Fork of ...
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Accident Reports
1997