American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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462 Records

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Fatigue, Dehydration, Frostbite, Climbing Alone — Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FATIGUE, DEHYDRATION, FROSTBITE, CLIMBING ALONE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress Tomoyasu Ishikawa (30) began his solo ascent of Mount McKinley from ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Inadequate Food and Water, Climbing Alone — Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
INADEQUATE FOOD AND WATER, CLIMBING ALONE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress Shigeo Tamoi (33) began his solo climb of Mount McKinley’...
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Accident Reports
2000
Inexperience, Failure to Turn Back — Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
INEXPERIENCE, FAILURE TO TURN BACK Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress Mike McCarthy (32) faxed his Mount McKinley climbing registration form to ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Snow Blindness, Acute Mountain Sickness — Alaska, Mount McKinley
SNOW BLINDNESS, ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS Alaska, Mount McKinley On June 15, both a South African McKinley expedition, consisting of Ian Bailey, ...
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Accident Reports
2000
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) — Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HIGH ALTITUDE CEREBRAL EDEMA (HACE) Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress The “Kiwi Denali” expedition included Richard Walshe, Andre Bell, Dave ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall into Crevasse, Exceeding Abilities — Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL INTO CREVASSE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On the morning of July 5 at approximately 0100 the “Death March 2000” ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Rope Severed by Falling Rock — Alaska, Portage Glacier
FALL ON ROCK, ROPE SEVERED BY FALLING ROCK Alaska, Portage Glacier I am sorry to report the death of Steve ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Protection Pulled Out When Weighted — Fall on Rock, Trying to Stick to a Schedule — California, Yosemite National Park, El Capitan
PROTECTION PULLED OUT WHEN WEIGHTED–FALL ON ROCK, TRYING TO STICK TO A SCHEDULE California, Yosemite National Park, El Capitan ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay — Rope Too Short, Inattention — California, Yosemite Valley, Manure Pile Buttress
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY – ROPE TOO SHORT, INATTENTION California, Yosemite Valley, Manure Pile Buttress I’d like to say ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Stranded - Weather, Inadequate Equipment, Hypothermia — California, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome
STRANDED – WEATHER, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, HYPOTHERMIA California, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome English climbers Justin (28) and Luke (about 25) arrived in the Valley ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Protection Pulled Out, Overconfidence — California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, OVERCONFIDENCE California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan Dave and I (Rob) had been ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Falling Rock — California, Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Apron
FALLING ROCK California, Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Apron After climbing in the Valley for a couple of weeks, Peter Terbush (22), ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Falling Rock, No Hard Hat — California, Kings Canyon National Park, North Dome
FALLING ROCK, NO HARD HAT California, Kings Canyon National Park, North Dome In mid-June, we—Brandon Thau (23), Matthew Pollard (24), and ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock — Misjudged Pendulum — California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK – MISJUDGED PENDULUM California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On June 28, Mario (42), Peter (30), and Gilbert (40), all from Austria, were ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Illness — HACE, Exceeding Abilities, Ascending Too Fast — California, Mount Shasta, Misery Hill
ILLNESS – HACE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, ASCENDING TOO FAST California, Mount Shasta, Misery Hill On July 30, Ken Goldstein (25) had stopped to rest ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out — California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT California, Yosemite Vailey, El Capitan In the afternoon of September 9, Russ Fields (29), Bob Dunahue (36), ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Snow — Unable to Self Arrest, Party Separated, Exceeding Abilities — California, Mount Shasta, Hotlum/Bolum Ridge
FALL ON HARD SNOW - UNABLE TO SELF ARREST, PARTY SEPARATED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES California, Mount Shasta, Hotlum/Bolum Ridge On ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled, Exceeding Abilities — California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock On October 10, Dan Goriesky (43) set out to ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection — Knot Pulled Through Bolt Hanger — California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION – KNOT PULLED THROUGH BOLT HANGER California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On October 27, Jim Fisher (30) and ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Rappel Error — Uneven Rope Ends, Fall on Rock — High Eagle Dome, Shuteye Ridge, California
RAPPEL ERROR – UNEVEN ROPE ENDS, FALL ON ROCK High Eagle Dome, Shuteye Ridge, California On October 31, after setting up a ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Stranded — Did Not Check Fixed Ropes, Dehydration, Fatigue, Weather — California, Yosemite Valley, Lost Arrow Spire
STRANDED – DID NOT CHECK FIXED ROPES, DEHYDRATION, FATIGUE, WEATHER California, Yosemite Valley, Lost Arrow Spire Late fall in the Sierra ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat — Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Book
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Book On February 6 at 1600, Kevin ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Rappel Error — Slack in Rope, Fall on Rock — Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Twin Owls
RAPPEL ERROR – SLACK IN ROPE, FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Twin Owls On June 25 Todd Burke had ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay — Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Book
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Book On June 28 at 1015, Dale Yang (31) fell while leading ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Failed to Follow Route, Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat — Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak
FALL ON ROCK, FAILED TO FOLLOW ROUTE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak On ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Falling Rock — Dislodged by Climber, Failure to Test Holds — Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Little Twin Owls
FALLING ROCK – DISLODGED BY CLIMBER, FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Little Twin Owls On August 7 at 1900, ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Exhaustion — Unable to Descend, Dehydration, Exceeding Abilities — Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
EXHAUSTION – UNABLE TO DESCEND, DEHYDRATION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On September 1, a Colorado Mountain School ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, Poor Tool Placement, Exceeding Abilities — Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hidden Falls
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, POOR TOOL PLACEMENT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hidden Falls On December 20, Ben ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Various Falls on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Rock Flake (Handhold) Came Out, Stranded — Idaho, City of Rock National Reserve, Various Routes
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, ROCK FLAKE (HANDHOLD) CAME OUT, STRANDED Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve, Various ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Rock Broke Off, Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Failure to Test Holds, Inadequate Protection, Inexperience — Kentucky, Red River Gorge State Park
ROCK BROKE OFF, FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED, FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, INEXPERIENCE Kentucky, Red River Gorge State ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Falls on Rock and Ice — Maine, Baxter State Park, Katahdin
FALLS ON ROCK AND ICE Maine, Baxter State Park, Mount Katahdin There were three incidents reported from Mount Katahdin, all ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall or Slip on Rock, Inadequate Equipment, Inadequate Protection, Failure to Follow Route, No Hard Hat — North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, The Nose
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, NO HARD HAT North Carolina, Looking Glass ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock — Rappelled off End of Ropes — North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain, Shiprock
FALL ON ROCK – RAPPELLED OFF END OF ROPES North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain, Shiprock Okie McCornis (28) and his partner spent July 17 ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, Failure to Follow Route, No Hard Hat — North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, Bloody Crack
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, NO HARD HAT North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, Bloody Crack In ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Falling Rock — Block Pulled Off — New Mexico, Sandia Mountain Wilderness, Hail Peak
FALLING ROCK – BLOCK PULLED OFF New Mexico, Sandia Mountain Wilderness, Hail Peak After breakfast and coffee, Sinjin Eberle and I ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Inadequate Clothing, Exceeding Abilities — New Mexico, Organ Mountains, Organ Needle
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, INADEQUATE CLOTHING, EXCEEDING ABILITIES New Mexico, Organ Mountains, Organ Needle On December 1 John ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Various Falls on Rock, Inadequate Belays, No or Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat — New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAYS, NO OR INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks There were 28 ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Rappel Error — Webbing Anchor Not Tied, Fall on Rock — New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
RAPPEL ERROR – WEBBING ANCHOR NOT TIED, FALL ON ROCK New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks On October 14, Scott Ruit (29) fell about 80 ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Snow, Weather — Unstable Snow Conditions, Faulty Use of Crampons — Oregon, Mount Hood, Cooper Spur Route
FALL ON SNOW, WEATHER – UNSTABLE SNOW CONDITIONS, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS Oregon, Mount Hood, Cooper Spur Route Carey Cardon (31) and ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Hard Snow, Inexperience
On September 19 in the Three Sisters Wilderness area, Bonnie Lamb (39) was ascending a volcanic talus and scree ridge on Broken ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Falling Rocks — Broke Away from Routes — Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Mount Minsi, Mount Tammany
FALLING ROCKS – BROKE AWAY FROM ROUTES Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Mount Minsi, Mount Tammany There were three ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Falling Ice — Unstable Route, Misjudged Conditions
We had a five-day warm spell followed by a weak cold front for 36 hours prior to the climb. Overnight temperatures ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Falling Rock, Failure to Test Holds, Leader's Lapse Lead to Misjudgment — Utah, Uinta Mountains — Between Gunsight Pass and Kings Peak
FALLING ROCK, FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS, LEADER’ S LAPSE LEAD TO MISJUDGMENT Utah, Uinta Mountains – Between Gunsight Pass and Kings ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Protection Pulled, Fatigue, Weather, Inexperience — Vermont, Nichol's Ledge
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, PROTECTION PULLED, FATIGUE, WEATHER, INEXPERIENCE Vermont, Nichol’s Ledge On October 22, Ian (22) and Ryan (23) were ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Ice, Climbing Alone and Unroped — Washington, Mount Rainier, Gibraltar Ledge
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED Washington, Mount Rainier, Gibraltar Ledge On March 21, E. Dawes Eddy (56) fell 1600 feet while ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall into Crevasse, Climbing Unroped, Weather — Washington, Mount Rainier, Muir Snowfield Paradise Glacier
FALL INTO CREVASSE, CLIMBING UNROPED, WEATHER Washington, Mount Rainier, Muir Snowfield Paradise Glacier On April 1, Michael Corroone (51) and Dan Gallagher (36) ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Party Separated — Illness, Poor Planning and Logistics, Miscommunication — Washington, Mount Rainier, Muir Snowfield Paradise Glacier
PARTY SEPARATED – ILLNESS, POOR PLANNING AND LOGISTICS, MISCOMMUNICATION Washington, Mount Rainier, Muir Snowfield Paradise Glacier John Repka was last seen ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Miscommunication — Washington, Peshastin Pinnacles
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY, MISCOMMUNICATION Washington, Peshastin Pinnacles While I have no memory of this accident, I have been ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Step Ice While Skiing — Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge
FALL ON STEEP ICE WHILE SKIING Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge A climber at Thumb Rock high camp on the ...
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Accident Reports
2000
Dropped Gear, Inadequate Fuel and Food, Weather, Dehydration, Exhaustion — Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge
DROPPED GEAR, INADEQUATE FUEL AND FOOD, WEATHER, DEHYDRATION, EXHAUSTION Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge A cell phone call late June 30 ...
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Accident Reports
2000