American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Results

462 Records

Title Publication Year
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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, ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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) ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2000
Loose Rock Came Off — Failure to Test Holds — Washington, North Cascades National Park, Sahale Peak
LOOSE ROCK CAME OFF – FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS Washington, North Cascades National Park, Sahale Peak On June 19, a party of ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilities — Washington, North Cascades, Cutthroat Peak
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Washington, North Cascades, Cutthroat Peak At 6:00 a.m. on July 17, five climbers started ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Snow — Faulty Use of Crampons — Washington, North Cascades National Park, Mount Shuksan
FALL ON SNOW – FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS Washington, North Cascades National Park, Mount Shuksan On September 19, a group of six ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2000
Missing Climbers, Severe Weather — Washington, Mount Rainier, Muir Snowfield
MISSING CLIMBERS, SEVERE WEATHER Washington, Mount Rainier, Muir Snowfield Chris Hartonas (40) and Raymond Vakili (48) disappeared while climbing to Camp Muir ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Ice, No Protection or Belay — Washington, Mount Rainier, Cowlitz Cleaver
FALL ON ICE, NO PROTECTION OR BELAY Washington, Mount Rainier, Cowlitz Cleaver While searching for missing climbers Chris Hartonas and ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2000
Avalanche, Poor Position — Known Avalanche Hazard — Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Teewinot
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION – KNOWN AVALANCHE HAZARD Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Teewinot On May 23 at 1300, Jackson climber Phillip Jones ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self Arrest, Exceeding Abilities — Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Moran
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF ARREST, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Moran Joseph Boots Allen, Justin ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2000
Lightning
Around 1130 on August 5, Ranger Janet Wilts and Chris Goodhue were struck by lightning at the top of the Friction Pitch ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2000
Fall on Snow, Loss of Control — Voluntary Glissade, Faulty Use of Crampons, Inexperience — Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Teewinot
FALL ON SNOW, LOSS OF CONTROL – VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS, INEXPERIENCE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Teewinot ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2000
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  1993 132 27 274 50 121 17 21 14   Number of Accidents ...
ANAM
Accident Tables
2000
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
 1951-1998 1999  Geographical Districts Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  Canada        Alberta 396 113 870 20 7 50  British ...
ANAM
Accident Tables
2000
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
 1951–98 1959–98 1999 1999   USA CAN. USA CAN.  Terrain  Rock 3674 445 84 10  Snow 2109 313 29 11  Ice 198 104 9 8  River 13 3 0 0  Unknown 22 8 0 0  Ascent or Descent  Ascent 3258 469 87 14  Descent 1987 323 35 14  Unknown 247 4 0 1  Immediate Cause  Fall or ...
ANAM
Accident Tables
2000