American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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529 Records

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Falling Rock, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mount Fay
FALLING ROCK Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mount Fay On August 2, a party of three were climbing the center ice bulge on ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Stranded, Off Route, Inexperience, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mount Edith
STRANDED, OFF ROUTE, INEXPERIENCE Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mount Edith On August 5, two climbers were attempting the South Ridge (II, 5.4) of ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Overdue, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Park, Mount Geraldine
OVERDUE Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Park, Mount Geraldine Two inexperienced climbers read the route description for Mount Geraldine in ...
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1999
Falling Rock, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mount Victoria
FALLING ROCK Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mount Victoria On August 12, a party of two were starting early up the North Ridge ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled, No Hard Hat, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Back-of-the-Lake Crag
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED, NO HARD HAT Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Back-of-the-Lake Crag On August 30, T. R. was leading “I ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out—Piton, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Ha Ling Peak
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT-PITON Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Ha Ling Peak On September 12, J. M., F. K. and S. ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Falling Rock, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Goat Mountain
FALLING ROCK Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Goat Mountain On September 14 M.D.L.C. was climbing with D. C. on a ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay—Rope Too Short, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Back of the Lake Crag
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY-ROPE TOO SHORT Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Back of the Lake Crag On September 15, after completing Imaginary ...
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1999
Avalanche, Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mount Dennis
AVALANCHE, FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mount Dennis On March 14, a party of three were climbing ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, British Columbia, Selkirk Mountains, Grays Peak
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED British Columbia, Selkirk Mountains, Grays Peak Two climbers departed the Gibson Lake parking lot in ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rappel, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mount Stanley
FALL ON RAPPEL British Columbia, Rocky Mountains, Mount Stanley On July 27, after returning from the North Face glacier route, three ...
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1999
Off Route, Party Separated, Inexperienced, British Columbia, Selkirk Mountains, Avalanche Peak
OFF ROUTE, PARTY SEPARATED, INEXPERIENCE British Columbia, Selkirk Mountains, Avalanche Peak Two climbers on Avalanche Peak found themselves separated. One ...
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1999
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Fall into Crevasse, Inadequate Protection, Weather, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, FALL INTO CREVASSE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, WEATHER Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On May 26 at 1431, ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Ice/Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Weather, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL ON ICE/SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, WEATHER Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress (What follows is a synopsis of two ...
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1999
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Descending Unroped, Weather, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, DESCENDING UNROPED, WEATHER Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress The Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. guided trip ...
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1999
Fall into Moat—Snow Bridge Collapsed, Poor Position, Alaska, Chugach Range, Cantata Peak
FALL INTO MOAT–SNOW BRIDGE COLLAPSED, POOR POSITION Alaska, Chugach Range, Cantata Peak On June 6, around 1400, Kirk Towner (26) and I (29) ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Pre-exisiting Medical Condition—Failure to Inform Guides, Alaska, Mount McKinely, West Buttress
PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITION–FAILURE TO INFORM GUIDES Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 16, John Cloe (59), a client of a ...
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Accident Reports
1999
HAPE, Ascending Too Fast, Inadequate Fluids, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HAPE, ASCENDING TOO FAST, INADEQUATE FLUIDS Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 18, at 1030, Lucas Vidal Proveda, leader of the ...
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1999
Fall on Snow, Exceeding Abilities, Ascending Too Fast, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Rib
FALL ON SNOW, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, ASCENDING TOO FAST Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Rib A ten-member British Army expedition “Summit to ...
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1999
Fall on Ice, Unable to Self-Arrest, Inadequate Belay, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL ON ICE, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INADEQUATE BELAY Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress William Finley (24) and Jeff Munroe (25) were injured ...
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1999
Hand-hold Came Loose, Fall on Rock, Placed No Protection, California, Yosemite Valley
HAND-HOLD CAME LOOSE, FALL ON ROCK, PLACED NO PROTECTION California, Yosemite Valley On January 26, Katherine Davis (31) was climbing on Supplication (5.10). ...
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1999
Exposure to Severe Weather, Hypothermia, Inadequate Equipment—Portaledge, Poor Position, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
EXPOSURE TO SEVERE WEATHER, HYPOTHERMIA, INADEQUATE EQUIP- MENT–PORTALEDGE, POOR POSITION California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On May 26 at 1415, Yosemite ...
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1999
Stranded, Inexperience, Inadequate Clothing, Darkness, Weather, California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches
STRANDED, INEXPERIENCE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING, DARKNESS, WEATHER California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches On May 28, Kevin Calvert (18) and Kacee Fujinami (19) were benighted ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Equipment Failure—Carabiner Broke, California, Lover's Leap
FALL ON ROCK, EQUIPMENT FAILURE–CARABINER BROKE California, Lover's Leap Gear worries were far from our minds on a beautiful ...
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1999
Fall on Ice, Weather, Exceeding Abilities, California, Mount Shasta
FALL ON ICE, WEATHER, EXCEEDING ABILITIES California, Mount Shasta On June 25, Lois Johnson (52) and her husband Tom had camped at ...
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1999
Stranded, Off Route, Inexperience, California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches
STRANDED, OFF ROUTE, INEXPERIENCE California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches On July 8 around 2330, Yosemite dispatch received multiple 911 calls reporting cries for ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Rappelled Off End of Rope—Fall on Rock, Miscalculated Rappel Station, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
RAPPELLED OFF END OF ROPE–FALL ON ROCK, MISCALCULATED RAPPEL STATION California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On July 13, as we ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out—Inadequate, California, Yosemite Valley
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT–INADEQUATE California, Yosemite Valley On September 6, David Craig (32) first met and climbed with a ...
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1999
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay—Rope Too Short and No Knot Tied in End, California, Yosemite National Park, Guppy Dom
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY–ROPE TOO SHORT and NO KNOT IN END California, Yosemite National Park, Guppy Dome On ...
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1999
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection—Pulled Out, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION–PULLED OUT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On September 13 around 1720, Kris Alageswaram (age unknown) was ...
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1999
Stranded, Darkness—Failure to Turn Back, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches
STRANDED, DARKNESS–FAILURE TO TURN BACK, INADEQUATE CLOTHING and EQUIPMENT California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches On September 15 at 2200, NPS dispatch ...
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1999
Falling Bag of Rocks—Haul Rope Severed, Poor Position, Inexperience, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALLING BAG OF ROCKS–HAUL ROPE SEVERED, POOR POSITION, INEXPERIENCE California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On October 8 at 1430, Daniel Gibson ...
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1999
Fall on Rock, Fatigue—Unable to Clip Carabiner, California, Pinnacles National Monument
FALL ON ROCK, FATIGUE–UNABLE TO CLIP CARABINER California, Pinnacles National Monument The accident happened on September 25 at the Pinnacles ...
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1999
Fatigue, Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
FATIGUE, FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On January 17, a climber (male – 25) with limited experience ...
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1999
Rappel/Lowering Failure—Rope End Passed Through Belay Device, Colorado, Eldorado State Park
RAPPEL /LOWERING FAILURE–ROPE END PASSED THROUGH BELAY DEVICE Colorado, Eldorado State Park The route Washington Irving (5.6) is on the ...
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1999
FATIGUE, FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
FALLING ROCK, POOR POSITION Colorado, Eldorado State Park On February 22, a thirty year old female climber was walking along the ...
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1999
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Knot, Colorado, Ouray Ice Park
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE KNOT Colorado, Ouray Ice Park On March 19, Greg Kowalsky (age unknown) fell 70 feet when his knot ...
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1999
Fall on Rock, Descending Unroped, No Helmet, Colorado, Eldorado State Park
FALL ON ROCK, DESCENDING UNROPED, NO HELMET Colorado, Eldorado State Park On March 25, a thirty-two year old female experienced climber ...
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1999
Fall on Rock, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On June 7, a thirty-nine-year-old male experienced climber had started to follow the ...
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1999
Stranded—Fatigue, Inexperience, Miscommunication, Colorado, Eldorado State Park
STRANDED–FATIGUE, INEXPERIENCE, MISCOMMUNICATION Colorado, Eldorado State Park On June 13, a twenty-one-year-old male with moderate climbing experience was seconding the ...
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1999
Fall on Rock—Unable to Self-rescue, Colorado, Eldorado State Park
FALL ON ROCK–UNABLE TO SELF-RESCUE Colorado, Eldorado State Park On August 8, A twenty-eight-year-old male experienced climber was leading the ...
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1999
Rappel Error—Ropes Uneven, Rappel Off End of Rope, No Helmet, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon
RAPPEL ERROR–ROPES UNEVEN, RAPPEL OFF END OF ROPE, NO HELMET Colorado, Eldorado State Park Just Another Girl’s Climb (5.12) ...
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1999
Fall on Rock, Inadequate (No) Belay, Miscommunication, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE (NO) BELAY, MISCOMMUNICATION Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge On August 9, Stewart Ritchie (38) fell 60 feet ...
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1999
Stranded, Party Separated, Failed to Follow Route, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Notchtop
STRANDED, PARTY SEPARATED, FAILED TO FOLLOW ROUTE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Notchtop On August 21, Wes Oren (age ...
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1999
Fall on Rock, Party Separated, Exceeding Abilites, Colorado, Quandry Mountain
FALL ON ROCK, PARTY SEPARATED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Quandry Mountain On September 6, two climbers, a woman named Sunny (40) and her ...
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1999
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilites, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Long's Peak
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Long's Peak On September 19, at 0930, ...
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1999
Fall on Ice, Climbing Alone, Inadequate Protection, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Thatchtop
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING ALONE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Thatchtop On November 15, at 1000, Richard Ladue (37) was doing ...
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1999
Fall on Rock—Foot Hold Broke Off, Protection Pulled, Idaho, Sawtooth Wilderness, Grandjean Peak
FALL ON ROCK-FOOT HOLD BROKE OFF, PROTECTION PULLED Idaho, Sawtooth Wilderness, Grandjean Peak On August 29, Mick Riffie and myself (we ...
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1999
Avalanche, Nevada, Spring Mountain Ranch, Kyle Canyon
AVALANCHE Nevada, Spring Mountain Ranch, Kyle Canyon On March 24, Russ Peterson (40) an Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. SAR Officer, and ...
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1999
Stranded—Exceeding Abilities, Inadequate Clothing, Nevada, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Juniper Canyon
STRANDED-EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INADEQUATE CLOTHING Nevada, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Juniper Canyon On April 12, S. L., A. M., G. ...
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1999