American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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529 Records

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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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock—Hand-Hold Broke Off, Nevada, Red Rock National Conservation Area, Magic Bus
FALL ON ROCK-HAND-HOLD BROKE OFF Nevada, Red Rock National Conservation Area, Magic Bus About noon on April 18, L.C., an ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat, Nevada, Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area, Lost Creek
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT Nevada, Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area, Lost Creek On December 5, C. ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Stranded, Exceeding Abilities, Inadequate Clothing, Darkness, Weather, Nevada, Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area, White Rock Springs
STRANDED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INADEQUATE CLOTHING, DARKNESS, WEATHER Nevada, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, White Rock Springs Late on the ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Falling Rock, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Sam's Swan Song
FALLING ROCK New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Sam’s Swan Song On May 17, John Bouchard and Mark Richey were climbing fast ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection—Rappel Anchor (Pitons) Came Out
On December 16, Tom Douglas (26) and I (29) hiked up to the base of Cannon Cliff to climb Black Dike, a moderate ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine, O'Dell's Gully
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine, O’Dell's Gully December 29, Greg Farrell (39) and Brian Carlock, ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, New Hampshire, Crawford Notch, Frankenstein Cliffs
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION New Hampshire, Crawford Notch, Frankenstein Cliffs On December 30 Bob O’Brien paired up with Lisa ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Faulty Use of Crampons and Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Inadequate Equipment—No Ice Ax, New Hampshire, Mountain Washington, Tuckerman Ravine Trail
FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS and LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT—NO ICE AX New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Tuckerman ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Various Falls on Rock, Rappel/Lowering Failures, and Inadequate Protection (Including No Helmet), New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, RAPPEL/LOWERING FAILURES, AND INADEQUATE PROTECTION (INCLUDING NO HELMET) New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks There were 18 ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Rappelled Off End of Rope—Technique (Speed and Control), North Carolina, Pilot Mountain State Park
RAPPELLED OFF END OF ROPE—TECHNIQUE (SPEED AND CONTROL) North Carolina, Pilot Mountain State Park On January 1 Nathan Lane (23), with ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Rappel Error—Anchor Sling Knot Came Undone, North Carolina, Pilot Mountain State Park
RAPPEL ERROR—ANCHOR SUNG KNOT CAME UNDONE North Carolina, Pilot Mountain State Park On February 1, Joel McSwain (21) fell in the ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock—Protection Pulled Out, Late Start-Darkness, North Carolina, Sauartown Mountain
FALL ON ROCK—PROTECTION PULLED OUT, LATE START—DARKNESS North Carolina, Sauartown Mountain In early May, two male climbers (22 and 21) ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock—Hand-Hold Came Off, Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat, North Carolina, Crowders Mountain State Park, Gumby Roof
FALL ON ROCK—HAND-HOLD CAME OFF, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT North Carolina, Crowders Mountain State Park, Gumby Roof On ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, Climbing Unroped-No Equipment, North Carolina, Table Rock Mountain
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, CLIMBING UNROPED– NO EQUIPMENT North Carolina, Table Rock Mountain On July 19 a hiker turned climber ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, No Hard Hat, North Carolina, Table Rock Mountain, Helmet Buttress
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, NO HARD HAT North Carolina, Table Rock Mountain, Helmet Buttress Two climbers a male, B. ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, Inadequate Protection, North Carolina, Table Rock Mountain, Slipping into Darkness
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INADEQUATE PROTECTION North Carolina, Table Rock Mountain, Slipping Into Darkness On November 1, M. H. (mid 40...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Inadequate Belay and Protection, No Hard Hat, Poor Position, Oregon, Smith Rocks
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, INADEQUATE BELAY AND PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT, POOR POSITION Oregon, Smith Rocks Bill ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Avalanche, Poor Protection, Oregon, Mount Hood, West Crater Rim
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION Oregon, Mount Hood, West Crater Rim The incident took place on Sunday May 31 at 10:05 PDT at the 10,700 ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Dislodged Rock-Fall, Rope Severed, Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap, National Recreation Area, Mount Minsi
DISLODGED ROCK—FALL ON ROCK, ROPE SEVERED Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Mount Minsi On the afternoon of ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Equipment Failure—Gri-Gri, Texas, Barton Creek
FALL ON ROCK, EQUIPMENT FAILURE—GRI-GRI Texas, Barton Creek The climbing accident concerning the failed Gri-Gri occurred on October 3rd ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Rappelled Off End of Rope – No Knot and Miscalculation, Darkness
On February 18, M. C. and D. G. (ages unknown) began an ascent of Moonlight Buttress (V 5.9 Cl). They planned to ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock-Cam Hook Came Off, No Hard Hat, Inadequate Protection, Utah, Zion National Park, Forbidden Wall
FALL ON ROCK—CAM HOOK CAME OFF, NO HARD HAT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Utah, Zion National Park, Forbidden Wall On December 27, ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Falling Ice, No Hard Hat, Climbing Alone, Vermont, Smuggler's Notch
FALLING ICE, NO HARD HAT, CLIMBING ALONE Vermont, Smuggler’s Notch On December 30, a man (41) was five or six feet ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Avalanche, Washington, Mount Rainier
AVALANCHE Washington, Mount Rainier This accident occurred as a RMI guided team was descending from the summit. Two rope teams ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall Into Crevasse, Weather, Hypothermia, Washington, Mount Rainier
FALL INTO CREVASSE, WEATHER, HYPOTHERMIA Washington, Mount Rainier A four-person climbing team had summitted Liberty Ridge on June 14 and became ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Snow/Ice, Washington
FALL ON SNOW/ICE Washington Two climbers requesting a rescue for a third team member on Liberty Ridge contacted Mount ...
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Accident Reports
1999
HAPE and HACE, Washington, Mount Rainier
HAPE AND HACE Washington, Mount Rainier While spending the night on the summit of Mount Rainier, off duty climbing rangers ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Slip on Snow—Unable to Self Arrest, Roped, Poor Position, Instructor Not Familiar with Route, Washington, North Cascades, Saska Peak
SLIP ON SNOW—UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, UNROPED, POOR POSITION, INSTRUCTOR NOT FAMILIAR WITH ROUTE Washington, North Cascades, Saska Peak While ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Falling on Rocks—Dislodged by Climber, Washington, North Cascades, Mount Logan
FALLING ROCKS–DISLODGED BY CUMBER Washington, North Cascades, Mount Logan On Labor Day weekend, Silas Wild and I climbed the ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Avalanche, Poor Position, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Owen
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Owen On the evening of April 22, Ranger Renny Jackson received a ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Icy Rock—Blown Over by Wind, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
FALL ON ICY ROCK-BLOWN OVER BY WIND Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton On June 25, James McDonald, Larry Susanka ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Equipment, Climbing Alone, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Disappointment Peak
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, CLIMBING ALONE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Disappointment Peak On July 11, Joe Zitomer and Melynda ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock—Probably Loose Rocks, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Baxter's Pinnacle
FALL ON ROCK—PROBABLY LOOSE ROCKS Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Baxter’s Pinnacle On August 14 around 1745, Jason Coles reported ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Falling/Dislodged Rock, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Easy Day Peak
FALLING/DISLODGED ROCK Wyoming, Wind River Range, Easy Day Peak On August, 9 at 1100, while following the first Pitch of the ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire On October 12 at 1600, I received a call from ...
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Accident Reports
1999
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I
 Number of Total     Accidents Reported 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  1993 132 27 274 50 121 17 21 14  1994 158 25 335 58 131 25 27 5  1995 168 24 353 50 134 18 37 7  1996 139 28 261 59 100 16 31 6  1997 158 35 323 87 148 24 31 13  1998 138 24 281 55 281 18 20 1  Totals 4952 726 8982 1534 4383 577 1178 249 
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Accident Tables
1999
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
 1951-1997  1998   Geographical Districts Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  Canada  Alberta 383 112 842 13 1 28  British ...
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Accident Tables
1999
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
 1951–97 1959–97 1998 1998   USA CAN USA CAN  Terrain  Rock 3572 427 102 18  Snow 2081 312 28 1  Ice 190 100 8 4  River 13 3 0 0  Unknown 22 7 0 1  Ascent or Descent  Ascent 3169 458 89 11  Descent 1938 310 49 13  Unknown3 247 4 0 0  Immediate Cause  Fall or ...
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Accident Tables
1999
International Grade Comparison Chart
International rock climbing classification systems are shown in the chart at the right, and below is a comparison of Alpine, ...
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International Grade Comparison Chart
1999