American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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503 Records

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HAPE, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HAPE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress At 1000 on May 27, Richard Gustafson (34) and William Ross (45)—clients from two separate expeditions—were ...
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Accident Reports
2001
AMS, Climbing Alone (Party Separated), Inexperience, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
AMS, CLIMBING ALONE (PARTY SEPARATED), INEXPERIENCE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress The International Climbing Buddies Expedition, consisting of Ralph Nicholson, ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Respiratory Distress, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
RESPIRATORY DISTRESS Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On May 26, the Casade-Dacks Expedition of Ron Fridell (50), Sid Perkins, and Don Andrews (43) ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Pulmonary Edema, Alaska, Mt. McKinley, West Buttress
PULMONARY EDEMA Alaska, Mt. McKinley, West Buttress While the incident with Andrews was unfolding at 13,500 feet, there was another incident ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Falling Ice, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Mount Johnson
FALLING ICE Alaska, Mount McKinley, Mount Johnson At 1500 on June 8, Jeff Benowitz (30) and partner Chris Turiano (29) started climbing a new ...
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Accident Reports
2001
HAPE, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HAPE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress Charles Grey (40) of the Unfinished Business Expedition (party of 2), reported symptoms of HAPE to ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Illness—Abdominal Pain, Miscommunication—Failure to Disclose Medical Condition, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
ILLNESS-ABDOMINAL PAIN, MISCOMMUNICATION-FAILURE TO DISCLOSE MEDICAL CONDITION Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 9 at the 16,700-foot level of the ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Snow, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Denali Pass
FALL ON SNOW Alaska, Mount McKinley, Denali Pass On June 10 at 1945, Lev Sarkisov (61) of the Denali-2000 Khalatian Expedition (D2K) ...
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Accident Reports
2001
AMS—Ascending Too Fast, Climbing "Alone"—But Depending Upon Others, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Denali Pass
AMS–ASCENDING TOO FAST, CLIMBING "ALONE"–BUT DEPENDING UPON OTHERS Alaska, Mount McKinley, Denali Pass On June 25 at 1940, Ranger Meg ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Avalanche—Unsafe Conditions, Weather, Poor Position, Inadequate Equipment—No Ice Ax, Alaska, Chugach State Park, Flat Top Mountain
AVALANCHE-UNSAFE CONDITIONS, WEATHER, POOR POSITION, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT–NO ICE AX Alaska, Chugach State Park, Flat Top Mountain On Saturday November 11, ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Stranded—Rappel Rope Too Short, Arizona, Camelback Mountain
STRANDED–RAPPEL ROPE TOO SHORT Arizona, Camelback Mountain On March 15, a person who wishes to remain anonymous was attempting to ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Rappell Error—Fall on Rock, Arizona, Tucson, Papago Buttes
RAPPEL ERROR–FALL ON ROCK Arizona, Tucson, Papago Buttes On August 10 at 7:00 pm, Kyle Brown (22) plunged 50 feet off a cliff ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Equipment, Placed No Protection, No Hard Hat, Exceeding Abilities, California, Castle Crags Wilderness
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, PLACED NO PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES California, Castle Crags Wilderness On March 23, John ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Weather, Exposure, Failure to Turn Back, California, Mount Shasta
WEATHER, EXPOSURE, FAILURE TO TURN BACK California, Mount Shasta Early Monday morning April 10, Craig Hiemstra (38) and John “Zippo” Miksits (45), both ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Falling Rock
On April 24, Cam Lawson (30) was leading the sixth pitch of Iron Hawk, a Grade VI route on El Capitan . This ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock—Inadequate Hauling System, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK– INADEQUATE HAULING SYSTEM California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On May 2, Jeff (40) and Don (20) climbed the first two ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, California, Mount Whitney
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Mount Whitney On May 15, Graeme Taylor (39) and Keith Reid (37), both experienced climbers, were ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, California, Mount Whitney
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY, POOR COMMUNICATION California, Yosemite Valley, Lower Yosemite Falls On June 24, Raj Dhingra (39), my brother Hugh (34), ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Poor Communication, California, Yosemite Valley, Lower Yosemite Falls
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY, POOR COMMUNICATION California, Yosemite Valley, Lower Yosemite Falls On June 24, Raj Dhingra (39), my brother Hugh (34), ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Lightning—Poor Position, Failure to Turn Back, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment
LIGHTNING-POOR POSITION, FAILURE TO TURN BACK, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT California, Yosemite National Park, Cathedral Peak On June 25, my brother ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Falling Rock—Dislodged, No Hard Hat, Poor Position, California, Yosemite Valley, Sentinel Rock
FALLING ROCK- DISLODGED, NO HARD HAT, POOR POSITION California, Yosemite Valley, Sentinel Rock On June 27, Jim Corpus (44) and Mike Penner (45) ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Off Route—Fall on Rock, Inadequate Equipment and Protection, California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches
OFF ROUTE–FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT AND PROTECTION California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches Welsh climbers Dan McDonald (20) and Peris ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, California, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome
FALL ON ROCK California, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome On August 4 about 0800, two climbers reported to Ranger Steve Yu that one ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, California, Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Meadows
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Meadows On August 12, Chris Weeldreyer (36) was leading the first ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Falling Rock—Dislodged By Day-Pack, Poor Position, California, Yosemite Valley, Cathedral Rocks
FALLING ROCK- DISLODGED BY DAY-PACK, POOR POSITION California, Yosemite Valley, Cathedral Rocks On August 12, Sarah Sand (59) and eight friends started ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Placed Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat, California, Yosemite Valley, Reed's Pinnacle
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite Valley, Reed's Pinnacle On September 23, Aram ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Incomplete Tie-In, Fall on Rock, California, The Needles, Sorcerer Needle
INCOMPLETE TIE-IN, FALL ON ROCK California, The Needles, Sorcerer Needle On September 4, two climbers were on Thin Ice (5.10b) at ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Placed No Protection, California, Mount Shasta, Hotlum/Bolam Ridge
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED, PLACED NO PROTECTION California, Mount Shasta, Hotlum/Bolam Ridge Leaving their high camp in the ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Nearly Stranded—Rigging Problems, Darkness, Fatigue, California, Yosemite Valley, Lost Arrow Tip
NEARLY STRANDED-RIGGING PROBLEMS, DARKNESS, FATIGUE California, Yosemite Valley, Lost Arrow Tip Sasha Binford and I, Charles Zilm (32), set out to ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Anchor System, California, Yosemite Valley, Washington Column
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE ANCHOR SYSTEM California, Yosemite Valley, Washington Column On December 3, Andrew Morrison died when he fell several ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Various Fall on Rock, Various Causes, California, Joshua Tree National Park
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, VARIOUS CAUSES California, Joshua Tree National Park There were five incident reports from this park that ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Weather—High Winds, Fall on to Rocks, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
WEATHER-HIGH WINDS, FALL ON TO ROCKS Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On February 7, Craig Dreher (30) and Gene Williamson (30) ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Exceeding Abilities
On February 26, while lead climbing in Boulder Canyon with two relatively inexperienced members in my group, I lent my helmet ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Tie-In for Lowering, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Clear Creek Canyon, Cat Slab
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE TIE-IN FOR LOWERING, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Clear Creek Canyon, Cat Slab On April 24, Heather Lower (25) ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Anchor on Top Rope Set Up
On April 20, a climber fell to his death while being lowered, due to the webbing on one of the anchor’...
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Accident Reports
2001
Snow Blindness—Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
SNOW BLINDNESS-INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On June 11, Michael William Pope (45) lost his sight while descending ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall or Slip on Rock—Two Incidents, Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK-TWO INCIDENTS Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison On June 17, Zach Alberts (20) fell while leading a ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Falling Ice, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALLING ICE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On June 25, Jesse Woods (20) and Scott Kastengren were preparing to climb ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection—Pulled Out, Late Start—Impending Darkness, Off Route, Inexperience, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Book
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION-PULLED OUT, LATE START- IMPENDING DARKNESS, OFF ROUTE, INEXPERIENCE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Book ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped—Trying to Save Time, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED-TRYING TO SAVE TIME Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On July 6, Cameron Tague (32) and ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Lightning, Poor Position—Late Afternoon, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
LIGHTNING, POOR POSITION-LATE AFTERNOON Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On July 12, Andy Haberkorn (28) was seconding his partner, Stanley ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Colorado, Eldorado State Park, Bastille Rock
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Colorado, Eldorado State Park, Bastille Rock On July 27, Aaron Nydam (24) sustained a dislocated hip ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On August 5, James A. Guest (32) took a 30-foot ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Snow, Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Inexperience, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Naitonal Park, Mount Ypsilon
FALL ON SNOW, LOSS OF CONTROL-VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, INEXPERIENCE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Ypsilon On August 26, Larisa J. Watson (23) ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Overdue, Weather, Exhuastion, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
OVERDUE, WEATHER, EXHAUSTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On October 21, RMNP dispatch received a missing/overdue ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Various Falls on Rock, Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve This year we only had four reported climbing accidents. Two ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Rappel Failure, Illinois, Mississippi Palisades Park, Sentinel Rock
RAPPEL FAILURE Illinois, Mississippi Palisades Park, Sentinel Rock In November, Steven Wallace (27) died in hospital following his 40 foot fall from ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall or Slip on Rock, Proteciton Failure, North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, Second Coming
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, PROTECTION FAILURE North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, Second Coming On May 5, Ben Williams (21) and his ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Rock, Protection Failure, North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, The Womb
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION FAILURE North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, The Womb. Ian Randall (26) and I, Josh Whitmore (23), both experienced ...
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Accident Reports
2001
Fall on Ice – Ice Screw Pulled Out, Haste
(The month of December was one of the coldest on record in North Carolina. The below-freezing temperatures created a variety ...
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Accident Reports
2001