American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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457 Records

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Rappel Error — Rope Tangled, Stranded, Inexperience, Darkness, Inadequate Equipment — No Head Lamp, Alabama, Pelham
RAPPEL ERROR—ROPE TANGLED, STRANDED, INEXPERIENCE, DARKNESS, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT—NO HEAD LAMP Alabama, Pelham On March 2, Chad Lovelady (23) and Eric ...
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Accident Reports
1998
HACE, Inadequate Communication — Client to Guide, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HACE, INADEQUATE COMMUNICATION—CLIENT TO GUIDE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress An Alaska Denali Guiding Party led by Blaine Smith ...
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Accident Reports
1998
AMS — No Incident, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
AMS—NO INCIDENT Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress Kim Jae Suk and Park Jae Il (24) of the Korean Palgong Kyung ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Off Route, Fall on Snow — Unable to Self-Arrest, No Belay/Protection, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
OFF ROUTE, FALL ON SNOW—UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, NO BELAY/ PROTECTION Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress At 0800 on May 29, the “...
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Accident Reports
1998
Frostbite, Weather, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FROSTBITE, WEATHER Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On May 31, a guided group of five clients led by Blaine Smith and ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Frostbite, Weather, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Muldrow Glacier
FROSTBITE, WEATHER Alaska, Mount McKinley, Muldrow Glacier On June 4, at 1130, Wendt Andreas (34) of the High Dreams expedition checked in at ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Avalanche, Warm Weather, Alaska, Mount Hunter, Moonflower Buttress
AVALANCHE, WARM WEATHER Alaska, Mount Hunter, Moonflower Buttress On June 6, at 1700, Allan Kearney and Steve Mascioli (38) were climbing during a ...
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Accident Reports
1998
HACE, Party Separated, Failure to Turn Back, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HACE, PARTY SEPARATED, FAILURE TO TURN BACK Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress Throughout the day on June 17, several expeditions passed ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow — Unable to Self-Arrest, Inadequate Protection, Poor Position, Inexperience, Alaska, Ptarmigan Peak, Chugach State Park
FALL ON SNOW—UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, POOR POSITION, INEXPERIENCE Alaska, Ptarmigan Peak, Chugach State Park On June 29, two ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow, Pneumothorax, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Karsten's Ridge
FALL ON SNOW, PNEUMOTHORAX Alaska, Mount McKinley, Karstens’ Ridge Jonathan Giesen’s (25) accident happened July 5 at 2200. We summitted the previous ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Rappel Error — Rope Ends Uneven, Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Arizona, Oak Flats
RAPPEL ERROR—ROPE ENDS UNEVEN, FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT Arizona, Oak Flats On April 6, following a bouldering contest ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Equipment Failure — Ascenders Came Off Rope, Fall on Rock, Inadequate Self-Belay, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
EQUIPMENT FAILURE—ASCENDERS CAME OFF ROPE, FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE SELF-BELAY California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On May 27, Robert Jatkowski (30) ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Equipment Failure — Homemade Rivet Hanger, Fall on Rock, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
EQUIPMENT FAILURE—HOMEMADE RIVET HANGER, FALL ON ROCK California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On May 29, at 1430, Canadian climber John Chilton (36) ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hardhat, California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARDHAT California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock On June 16, around 1330, Tyler Gregory (18) started ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Inadequate Water, Fatigue, Loss of Gear, Unable to Continue Climbing, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
INADEQUATE WATER, FATIGUE, LOSS OF GEAR, UNABLE TO CONTINUE CLIMBING California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On July 3, Japanese climber Hideki ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Stranded — Forgot to Untie Safety Knot in Rappel Rope — Jammed in Anchor, Stranded, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
STRANDED—FORGOT TO UNTIE SAFETY KNOT IN RAPPEL ROPE—JAMMED IN ANCHOR, STRANDED California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On July 3 ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite, Half Dome
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Yosemite, Half Dome On July 5, Kibum Lee, Ken Park and I (Jaenam Coe - 35) ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Protection Came Out — Fall on Rock, California, Yosemite Valley, Cookie Cliff
PROTECTION CAME OUT—FALL ON ROCK California, Yosemite Valley, Cookie Cliff On July 14, Darko Dular (33), of Zagreb, Croatia, received fatal ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite, Lembert Dome
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Yosemite, Lembert Dome I climbed a 5.9 variant of a 5.6 ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Weather, Inadequate Equipment, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
WEATHER, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On Saturday, November 22, Tim Burnett (26) and Chris Abbott (45) arrived in the Valley ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Handhold Came Off — Failure to Test Hold, Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inattention, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge
HANDHOLD CAME OFF—FAILURE TO TEST HOLD, FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INATTENTION Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock — Blown Off by Wind Gust, Inadequate Protection, Partner Stranded, Inexeperience
On July 2, Todd Marshall (34) was leading the seventh pitch of Petit Grepon South Face (III, 5.8). At 1900, Marshall topped out on ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Stranded, Exceeding Abilities, Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
STRANDED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On July 25, at 0100, David Gallegos and his brother ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Meeker
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Meeker On August 14, Scot Eden (25) ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Equipment, No Belay, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, South Maroon Peak
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, NO BELAY, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, South Maroon Peak On August 16, Aspen climber Hillary Trish (21) fell ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Handhold Came Loose, Fall on Rock, Colorado, Capitol Peak
HANDHOLD CAME LOOSE, FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Capitol Peak On August 17, while approaching the summit of 14,130 foot Capitol Peak along ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Handhold Came Off — Failure to Test Hold, Fall on Rock, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
HANDHOLD CAME OFF—FAILURE TO TEST HOLD, FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On August 19, prior ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow — Unable to Self-Arrest, Climbing Unroped, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON SNOW—UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, CLIMBING UNROPED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On October 11, Madrone ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Weather, Protection Pulled Out, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, WEATHER, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On October 11, ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Belay, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Thatchtop
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE BELAY, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Thatchtop On November 6, at 1300, Chris Chierello (29) was leading ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Ice, Equipment Failure — Carabiner, Fall on Ice, Colorado, Vail, Rigid Inseminator
FALL ON ICE, EQUIPMENT FAILURE—CARABINER, FALL ON ICE Colorado, Vail, Rigid Inseminator On December 7, Jim Amidon (31) and Joe Crotty (30), ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow — Unable to Self Arrest, Climbing Unroped, No Hard Hat, Montana, Glacier National Park, Rainbow Peak
FALL ON SNOW—UNABLE TO SELF ARREST, CLIMBING UNROPED, NO HARD HAT Montana, Glacier National park, Rainbow Peak On July 3, ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Rappel Failure — Ropes Too Short, Stranded, Nevada, Red Rocks Canyon NCA
RAPPEL FAILURE—ROPES TOO SHORT, STRANDED Nevada, Red Rocks Canyon NCA On February 8, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department SAR ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Falling Rock, Nevada, Red Rocks Canyon NCA
FALLING ROCK Nevada, Red Rocks Canyon NCA On May 2, on the fifth pitch of the Original Route (5.9,A2) on the ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Inadequate Belay, New Hampshire, Whitehorse Ledge, Standard Route
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, INADEQUATE BELAY New Hampshire, Whitehorse Ledge, Standard Route In July, a father of unknown age ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Recompense
FALL ON ROCK New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Recompense A party of two climbed Recompense, and the leader fell while on ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Protection Failed, Loose Rock, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Whitney-Gilman
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION FAILED, LOOSE ROCK New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Whitney-Gilman On October 29, Daniel Becker (19) and Jonathan Waldman (19) were ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Avalanche, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, King Ravine
AVALANCHE New Hampshire, Mount Washington, King Ravine King Ravine is a large glacial cirque located in the Northern Presidential Range. ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Various Falls on Rock and Inadequate Protection, Rappel Error, Dislodged Rock, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK and INADEQUATE PROTECTION, RAPPEL ERROR, DISLODGED ROCK New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks Of the sixteen accidents ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall in Ice, Protection Pulled Out, Exceeding Abilities, North Carolina, Doughton Park
FALL ON ICE, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES North Carolina, Doughton Park On January 19, Shawn Hansen (30) died after the anchors ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow — Faulty Use of Crampons, Oregon, Mount Hood, South Side
FALL ON SNOW—FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS Oregon, Mount Hood, South Side On April 4, a climber (32) was glissading below Crater ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Oregon, Mount Hood
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED Oregon, Mount Hood On May 19, Carlos Loria (age unknown) was descending the Coe ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Equalized Sling Failure, Oregon, Smith Rock State Park
FALL ON ROCK, EQUALIZED SLING FAILURE Oregon, Smith Rock State Park On June 7, a climber was being lowered by his ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Hard Snow — Crampons Iced Up, Unable to Self-Arrest, Oregon, Mount Hood, Palmer Glacier
FALL ON HARD SNOW—CRAMPONS ICED UP, UNABLE TO SELFARREST Oregon, Mount Hood, Palmer Glacier On June 11, Andy March (32) was ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Snow Conditions — Névé, Oregon, Mount Hood, Cooper Spur
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED, SNOW CONDITIONS—NÉVÉ Oregon, Mount Hood, Cooper Spur On September 6, Mark Fraas (40) fell 1500 feet ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow, Failure to Follow Route, Inadequate Equipment, Exceeding Abilities, Oregon, Three-Fingered Jack, South Ridge
FALL ON SNOW, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Oregon, Three-Fingered Jack, South Ridge On October 26, Karl Iwen (20...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Rappel Error, Darkness, Utah, Zion National Park, Prodigal Son
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL ERROR, DARKNESS Utah, Zion National Park, Prodigal Son On New Years, 1997, John Christensen (36) died while soloing ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Avalanche
A large, out-of-the-ordinary storm struck Utah on January 25. It snowed heavily along the Wasatch Front until noon and then switched ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Utah, Diamond Fork
FALL ON ROCK Utah, Diamond Fork On May 8, we were paged out at 1730 for a fall victim, still hanging from ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Fatigue, Miscommunication, Washington, Icicle Creek, Eight Mile Buttress
FALL ON ROCK, FATIGUE, MISCOMMUNICATION Washington, Icicle Creek, Eight Mile Buttress On Sunday, April 16, Andy Tonning was participating in a ...
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Accident Reports
1998