American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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503 Records

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Rappel Failure—Anchor Came Away, Inadequate Protection, New Jersey, Mount Tammany, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
RAPPEL FAILURE-ANCHOR CAME AWAY, INADEQUATE PROTECTION New Jersey, Mount Tammany, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Steve Raible (22) fell about 120 ...
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2001
Fall on Rock—Testing Protection Which Pulled Out and Falling Rock
FALL ON ROCK-TESTING PROTECTION WHICH PULLED OUT AND FALLING ROCK New Mexico, Sandia Mountains, The Shield After a long approach ...
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2001
Avalanche, Poor Position, New York, Adirondack High Peaks, Wright Peak
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION New York, Adirondack High Peaks, Wright Peak On February 20, one skier was killed and five others injured ...
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2001
Various Leader Falls on Rock, Protection Pulled Out (4), Inadequate Protection (2), Old Webbing Broke When Weighted (1), New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shwangunks
VARIOUS LEADER FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT (4), INADEQUATE PROTECTION (2), OLD WEBBING BROKE WHEN WEIGHTED (1) New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks ...
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2001
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection—Failure to Assess Rock Formation, Inadequate Belay, Exceeding Abilities, Failure to Follow Route, Oregon, Mount Washington
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION-FAILURE TO ASSESS ROCK FORMATION, INADEQUATE BELAY, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE Oregon, Mount Washington ...
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2001
Fall on Snow—Unroped at Summit, Wind, Oregon, Mount Hood
FALL ON SNOW-UNROPED AT SUMMIT, WIND Oregon, Mount Hood On June 4, Diana Kornet (29) slipped as she was looking over the ...
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2001
Fall on Rock, Oregon, Mount Hood, Sandy Glacier Headwall
FALL ON ROCK Oregon, Mount Hood, Sandy Glacier Headwall On June 20, James Frankenfield (39) and Iain Morris (23) were on the Sandy ...
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2001
Fall on Ice, Anchor and Carabiner Probably Failed, Pennslyvania, Kitnersville, The Main Flow
FALL ON ICE, ANCHOR AND CARABINER PROBABLY FAILED Pennsylvania, Kitnersville, The Main Flow About noon on December 27, JW (43) and BA (36) ...
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2001
Fall from Rock While Setting Up Rappel, No Helmet, Tennessee, Prentice Cooper State Park
FALL FROM ROCK WHILE SETTING UP RAPPEL, NO HELMET Tennessee, Prentice Cooper State Park On May 1, Chris Chesnutt (30) and two ...
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2001
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Faulty Use of Crampons, Fall on Snow, Fatigue, Utah, Mount Olympus, North Face
LOSS OF CONTROL-VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS FALL ON SNOW, FATIGUE Utah, Mount Olympus, North Face The previous year ...
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2001
Fall on Rock—Inadequate Belay While Lowering, Utah, American Forks Canyon, Rockapella
FALL ON ROCK-INADEQUATE BELAY WHILE LOWERING Utah, American Forks Canyon, Rockapella On June 1, Aaron Johnson (17) was being lowered from Rockappella, ...
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2001
Fall on Rock—Lowering Error, Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat, Exceeding Abilities, Utah, Parley's Canyon, Salt Lake City
FALL ON ROCK-LOWERING ERROR, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Utah, Parley's Canyon, Salt Lake City On June 17, CH (19), ...
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2001
Fall on Rock—Rappel Error, Darkness, Utah, Zion National Park, Grasshopper
FALL ON ROCK-RAPPEL ERROR, DARKNESS Utah, Zion National Park, Grasshopper On October 8, Eric Wehrly (33) and his partner Ian Whyte were ...
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2001
Fall on Ice, Climbing Alone, Placed No Protection
On December 18, a man (24) was on the second pitch of Stairway to Heaven when he fell attempting to climb over ...
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2001
Stranded, Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled, Virgina, Seneca Rocks
STRANDED, FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED Virginia, Seneca Rocks In early April, a climber (age unknown) started soloing a chimney ...
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2001
Falling Snow/Ice—Cornice Collapse, Washington, Mount Rainier, Panorama Point
FALLING SNOW/ICE—CORNICE COLLAPSE Washington, Mount Rainier, Panorama Point On April 30, Rainier Mountaineering, Inc., was conducting the second day ...
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2001
Falling Ice, No Hard Hat, Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Glacier
FALLING ICE, NO HARD HAT Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Glacier On June 4, an ice fall occurred from the top of ...
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2001
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Fall on Snow, Hit and Dragged by Falling Climber, Inexperience, Misperception, Washington, Silver/Tinkham Peaks
LOSS OF CONTROL-VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, FALL ON SNOW, HIT AND DRAGGED BY FALLING CLIMBER, INEXPERIENCE, MISPERCEPTION Washington, Silver/Tinkham Peaks On ...
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2001
Frostbite—Weather Conditions, Failure to Turn Back, Falls on Snow and into Crevasses, Washington, Mount Rainier, Kautz Glacier
FROSTBITE-WEATHER CONDITIONS, FAILURE TO TURN BACK, FALLS ON SNOW AND INTO CREVASSES Washington, Mount Rainier, Kautz Glacier On June 9 at 1700, ...
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2001
Falls into Crevasse, Climbing Unroped, Off Route, Washington, Mount Rainier, Interglacier
FALL INTO CREVASSE, CLIMBING UNROPED, OFF ROUTE Washington, Mount Rainier, Interglacier On July 22, Thomas Porro (41) fell into a crevasse on ...
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2001
Falling Rock, Washington, Mount Rainier, Kautz Cleaver
FALLING ROCK Washington, Mt. Rainier, Kautz Cleaver. On the evening of July 24, Rainier National Park rescuers, aided by an Army ...
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2001
HAPE, Washington, Mount Rainier, Fuhrer's Finger
HAPE Washington, Mount Rainier, Fuhrer's Finger Tim Hartman contacted Mount Rainier National Park at 7:08 a.m. on August 12 to report ...
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2001
Fall on Snow, Faulty Use of Crampons, Washington, North Cascades National Park, Mount Shuksan, Fisher Chimneys Route
FALL ON SNOW, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS Washington, North Cascades National Park, Mount Shuksan, Fisher Chimneys Route On September 16, John ...
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2001
Fall on Snow—Back Country Skiing, Traveling Alone, Wyoming Grand Teton National Park
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PROBLEMS (3), HAND STUCK IN HOLD Wisconsin, Baraboo State Park Four reports came in from Baraboo ...
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2001
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
FALL ON SNOW-BACK COUNTRY SKIING, TRAVELING ALONE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park On April 11, Vito Seskunas (53) obtained a backcountry permit ...
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2001
Slip on Snow—Twice, No Belay, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Moran
SLIP ON SNOW-TWICE, NO BELAY Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Moran On July 3, the Jones party signed out at ...
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2001
Fall on Snow, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Owen
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Owen On July 15 at 1810, Rene Steque (65) fell 300 ...
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2001
Unable to Find Descent Route, Darkness, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
UNABLE TO FIND DESCENT ROUTE, DARKNESS Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton On July 19 at 2105, I received a cell ...
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2001
Fall on Rock—Hand-Hold Came Loose, Climbing Unroped, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire
FALL ON ROCK–HAND-HOLD CAME LOOSE, CLIMBING UNROPED Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire On July 28 about 1630, Mark Sachs (36) ...
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2001
Rappel Failure—Anchor Came Apart, Inadequate Protection, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Garnet Canyon
RAPPEL FAILURE–ANCHOR CAME APART, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Garnet Canyon On September 15 about 1930, Julien Roques (20) fell 350 ...
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2001
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 ...
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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
 1951–1999 2000  Geographical Districts Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  Canada Alberta 416 120 920 15 6 22  British Columbia 271 105 604 4 1 8  ...
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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
 1951–99 1959–99 2000 2000   USA CAN. USA CAN.  Terrain      Rock 3759 455 85 11  Snow 2138 324 61 6  Ice 207 112 4 6  River 13 3 0 0  Unknown 22 8 0 0  Ascent or Descent      Ascent 3345 483 93 18  Descent 2023 337 57 5  Unknown 247 5 0 0  Immediate Cause      Fall or ...
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