American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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457 Records

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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
Fall on Rock, Loose Rock, Washington, Tumwater Buttress
FALL ON ROCK, LOOSE ROCK Washington, Tumwater Buttress On Sunday, April 26, Linda Olson was participating in a rock climbing field ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Acute Mountain Sickness, Miscommunication, Inexperience, Washington, Mount Rainier
ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS, MISCOMMUNICATION, INEXPERIENCE Washington, Mount Rainier Mount Rainier communications received a radio call on May 21 from a team ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Stranded, Inadequate Food and Fuel, Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge
STRANDED, INADEQUATE FOOD and FUEL Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge On June 15, two climbers called on a cell phone to ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow, Failure to Self-Arrest, Washington, Columbia Peak
FALL ON SNOW, FAILURE TO SELF-ARREST Washington, Columbia Peak On July 13, Lee Giroux (50) and five other members of the Seattle ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Falling Ice, Washington, Mount Rainier, Kautz Ice Cliff
FALLING ICE Washington, Mount Rainier, Kautz Ice Cliff On July 20 Mount Rainier communications received information relating to a 911 call from ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall into Crevasse, Washington, Mount Rainier, Emmons Glacier
FALL INTO CREVASSE Washington, Mount Rainier, Emmons Glacier On July 29, Don McIntyre and Joel Koury had just climbed Liberty Ridge ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall into Crevasse, Glissading Instead of Walking, Unroped, Washington, Mount Rainier, Inter Glacier
FALL INTO CREVASSE, GLISSADING INSTEAD OF WALKING, UNROPED Washington, Mount Rainier, Inter Glacier On August 3, Chris Kapaun was glissading unroped ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Stranded — Lost, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Washington, Mount Rainier, Disappointment Cleaver
STRANDED—LOST, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT Washington, Mount Rainier, Disappointment Cleaver Early on the morning of September 1, the two-person Connell ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Ice, Ice Screws Pulled Out — Soft Ice, Fatigue, Washington, Mount Rainier, Nisqually Glacier
FALL ON ICE, ICE SCREWS PULLED OUT—SOFT ICE, FATIGUE Washington, Mount Rainier, Nisqually Glacier Mount Rainier communications received a ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Falling Rocks, Fall on Rock, Poor Position, Washington, Lundin Peak
FALLING ROCKS, FALL ON ROCK, POOR POSITION Washington, Lundin Peak On September 10, Rob Crapo (37) successfully summitted Lundin Peak (6,057 feet) at 1330 ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Rappel Anchor Failure, Fall on Rock, Washington, Mount Thompson, West Ridge
RAPPEL ANCHOR FAILURE, FALL ON ROCK Washington, Mount Thompson, West Ridge On September 17, two climbers had completed an ascent of ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Inadequate Equipment — Hiking Boots — and No Hard Hat, West Virginia, River Rocks
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT— HIKING BOOTS—AND NO HARD HAT West Virginia, River Rocks On April 20, Mark ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Falls on Rock (4), Climbing Unroped (3), Falling Rock — No Helmet, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALLS ON ROCK (4), CLIMBING UNROPED (3), FALLING ROCK— NO HELMET Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park There were five reports of ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow — Unable to Self-Arrest, Inexperience, No Belay, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Teewinot
FALL ON SNOW—UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INEXPERIENCE, NO BELAY Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Teewinot Chris Thompson (16) and Forrest ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock — Cause Unknown, Climbing Alone, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Owen-Spaulding Route
FALL ON ROCK—CAUSE UNKNOWN, CLIMBING ALONE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Owen-Spaulding Route On June 23 at 0825, Amer ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Illness, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, ILLNESS Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton On June 25 at 1300, Exum Guide Jim ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay and Protection, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Owen-Spaulding
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY and PROTECTION Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Owen-Spaulding On July 4 at 0925, Jackson Hole ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Rappel Error — Inadequate Protection, Fall on Rock, Inexperience in Outdoor Climbing, Weather, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire
RAPPEL ERROR—INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FALL ON ROCK, INEXPERIENCE IN OUTDOOR CLIMRING, WEATHER Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire On ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock — Change of Plans, Wyoming, Devil's Tower National Monument
FALL ON ROCK—CHANGE OF PLANS Wyoming, Devil’s Tower National Monument On August 21 at 1450, the Visitor Center received a ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Fall into Moat, Climbing Alone, Wyoming, Grand Teton, Mount Teewinot
FALL ON ROCK, FALL INTO MOAT, CLIMBING ALONE Wyoming, Grand Teton, Mount Teewinot On August 22, Larry L. Fahlberg (44) died while ...
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Accident Reports
1998