American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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457 Records

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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
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton On August 22 at 1143, Ranger Leo Larson was ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Loss of Control — Voluntary Glissade, Climbing Alone, No Hard Hat, Wyoming, Wind River Canyon, Dinwoody Pass
LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, CLIMBING ALONE, NO HARD HAT Wyoming, Wind River Canyon, Dinwoody Pass On September 1, Steve Fleming (45) ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Rappel Ropes Knot "Unraveled," Wyoming, Grand Teton, Guide's Wall
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL ROPES KNOT “UNRAVELED” Wyoming, Grand Teton, Guide’s Wall On September 13, Karen Turk (32) Matt Goewert (33), and ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Inexperience, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Disappointment Peak
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, INEXPERIENCE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Disappointment Peak On October 5 at 1245, ...
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Accident Reports
1998
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I
 Number of Accidents Reported Total Persons Involved Injured Fatalities         USA CAN USA CAN USA CAN USA CAN  1951 15  22  11  3   1952 31  35  17  13   1953 24  27  12  12   1954 31  41  31  8   1955 34  39  28  6   1956 46  72  54  13   1957 45  53  28  18   1958 32  39  23  11   1959 42 2 56 2 31 0 19 2  1960 47 4 64 12 37 8 19 4  1961 49 9 61 14 45 10 14 4  1962 71 1 90 1 64 0 19 1  1963 68 11 79 12 47 10 19 2  1964 53 11 65 16 44 10 14 3  1965 72 0 90 0 59 0 21 0  1966 67 7 80 9 52 6 16 3  1967 74 10 110 14 63 7 33 5  1968 70 13 87 19 43 12 27 5  1969 94 11 125 17 66 9 29 2  1970 129 11 174 11 88 5 15 5  1971 110 17 138 29 76 11 31 7  1972 141 29 184 42 98 17 49 13  1973 108 6 131 6 85 4 36 2  1974 96 7 177 50 75 1 26 5  1975 78 7 158 22 66 8 19 2  1976 137 16 303 31 210 9 53 6  1977 121 30 277 49 106 21 32 11  1978 118 17 221 19 85 6 42 10  1979 100 36 137 54 83 17 40 19  1980 191 29 295 85 124 26 33 8  1981 97 43 223 119 80 39 39 6  1982 140 48 305 126 120 43 24 14  1983 187 29 442 76 169 26 37 7  1984 182 26 459 63 174 15 26 6  1985 195 27 403 62 190 22 17 3  1986 203 31 406 80 182 25 37 14  1987 192 25 377 79 140 23 32 9  1988 156 18 288 44 155 18 24 4  1989 141 18 272 36 124 11 17 9  1990 136 25 245 50 125 24 24 4  1991 169 20 302 66 147 11 18 6  1992 175 17 351 45 144 11 43 6   Number of Accidents ...
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1998
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
Geographical Districts 1951-1996 1997   Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  Canada  Alberta 358 104 775 25 8 67  British ...
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1998
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
 1951-96 1959-96 1997 1997   USA CAN. USA CAN.  Terrain  Rock 3464 415 100 12  Snow 2038 303 43 9  Ice 182 87 7 13  River 13 3 0 0  Unknown 22 6 0 1  Ascent or Descent  Ascent 3060 439 100 19  Descent 1891 295 47 15  Unknown3 247 3 2 1  Immediate Cause  ...
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Accident Tables
1998