American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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496 Records

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Faulty Use of Crampons—Fall on Snow, California, Mount Shasta, Wintun Ice Fall
FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS-FALL ON SNOW California, Mount Shasta, Wintun Ice Fall On June 24, David Lowe (24) was glissading at 13,500 feet ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Protection Pulled Out—Fall on Rock, California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock
PROTECTION PULLED OUT-FALL ON ROCK California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock On July 12th at 1:00 p.m., a fisherman in ...
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Accident Reports
2002
AMS—Ascending Too Fast, Late Start, Exceeding Abilities, California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch
AMS-ASCENDING TOO FAST, LATE START, EXCEEDING ABILITIES California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch On July 16, Jans Hogenacker (22) and his party of ...
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2002
Falling Rock, California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch
FALLING ROCK California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch On July 18, Scott Eisenbarth (25), a guide for Shasta Mountain Guides (SMG), was descending ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Inexperience, California, Yosemite National Park, Daff Dome
FALL ON ROCK, INEXPERIENCE California, Yosemite National Park, Daff Dome On September 15 at 1520, Anne Venturelli (33) had top-roped about 30 feet of ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Protection, Inexperience, Inadequate Food, California, Yosemite valley, El Capitan, Mescalito
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION, INEXPERIENCE, INADEQUATE FOOD California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Mescalito On September 24, on the sixth day out, ...
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2002
Failure to Follow Route, Climbing Alone, Exposure, Inadequate Equipment/Clothing, Weather, Inexperience, California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch
FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, CLIMBING ALONE, EXPOSURE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING, WEATHER, INEXPERIENCE California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch Henry Clardy (41) was ...
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2002
Fall on Snow—Unable to Self-Arrest, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Inadequate Equipment, California, Mount Shasta, Sargents Ridge
FALL ON SNOW-UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT California, Mount Shasta, Sargents Ridge The Mount Shasta area ...
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2002
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, Miscommunication, Colorado, Ouray Ice Park
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, MISCOMMUNICATION Colorado, Ouray Ice Park In January, a 140-foot fall at the Ouray Ice Park ...
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2002
Falls on Rock, Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Cruise Route
FALLS ON ROCK Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Cruise Route On June 17 th, Zach Alberts (20) fell while ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon, Bestowal Crack
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Colorado, Eldorado Canyon, Bestowal Crack My son Chris (17), our friend Eric (17), and I traveled to ...
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2002
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Equipment, Inadequate Protection, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, East Face
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, East Face On August 3 at 0700, Jeff ...
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2002
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Glacier Gorge
TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK (TIA) Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Glacier Gorge At 12:15 pm on August 5, I (43) suffered a transient ischemic ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Fall on Ice, Climbing Unroped, Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING UNROPED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On August 8 at 0745, Scott McLeod (23) and ...
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2002
Falling Rocks and Objects, Inadequate Communication, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon, Bestowal Crack
FALLING ROCKS AND OBJECTS, INADEQUATE COMMUNICATION Colorado, Eldorado Canyon, Bestowal Crack I was on Werk Supp at the belay after ...
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2002
Fatigue—Fall on Ice, Inexperience, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Main Falls
FATIGUE—FALL ON ICE, INEXPERIENCE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Main Falls On December 8 about 1000, Aaron Shupp (22) fell 20 to 30 feet ...
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2002
Fall on Indoor Climbing Wall—No Protection, Minnesota, Duluth, Vertical Endeavors Climbing Gym
FALL ON INDOOR CLIMBING WALL-NO PROTECTION Minnesota, Duluth, Vertical Endeavors Climbing Gym Tom Upham (27) was climbing the wall with friends ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Fall on Ice—Ice Broke Off, Misjudged Conditions, New Hampshire, Frankenstein Cliffs, Cave Route
FALL ON ICE—ICE BROKE OFF, MISJUDGED CONDITIONS New Hampshire, Frankenstein Cliffs, Cave Route I reached the top of the ...
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2002
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilities, New Hampshire, Frankenstein Cliff, Standard Route Left
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES New Hampshire, Frankenstein Cliff, Standard Route Left On February 17, the strongest leader, Tom, ...
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2002
Fall on Ice—Mediocre Ice Quality, Inadequate Protection, New Hampshire, Frankenstein Cliff, Pegasus
FALL ON ICE-MEDIOCRE ICE QUALITY, INADEQUATE PROTECTION New Hampshire, Frankenstein Cliff, Pegasus On March 14 the climber started up the lower ...
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2002
Protection Pulled Out—Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay—Rope Diameter too Small, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Retaliation
PROTECTION PULLED OUT–FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY–ROPE DIAMETER TOO SMALL New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Retaliation The leader, A1 (30...
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2002
Fall on Rock—Failure to Clip into Quickdraw, Weather, Inadequate Equipment—Shoes, New Hampshire, Rumney Crags
FALL ON ROCK–FAILURE TO CLIP INTO QUICKDRAW, WEATHER, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT–SHOES New Hampshire, Rumney Crags Mark (33) and I have ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliffs, Vertigo
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT New Hampshire, Cannon Cliffs, Vertigo Daniel Chaffee (20) was climbing on Vertigo. He was on ...
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2002
Stranded, Inexperience, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Whitney Gilman
STRANDED, INEXPERIENCE New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Whitney Gilman On October 12, New Hampshire Fish and Game received a report of two ...
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2002
Various Falls on Rock (22 Leader Falls)—Mostly Inadequate Protection, Off Route (2), Rappel Error, Inadequate Belay, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK (22 LEADER FALLS)–MOSTLY INADEQUATE PROTECTION, OFF ROUTE (2), RAPPEL ERROR, INADEQUATE BELAY New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks ...
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2002
Fall or Slip on rock, Belayer Error, North Carolina, Crowders Mountain State Park, Gumby's Roof
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, BELAYER ERROR North Carolina, Crowders Mountain State Park, Gumby's Roof Ringo Willoughby (31) and a female ...
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2002
Nut or Chock Pulled Out, Poor Position, North Carolina, Moore's Wall, Sentinel Buttress, Zoo View
NUT OR CHOCK PULLED OUT, POOR POSITION North Carolina, Moore's Wall, Sentinel Buttress, Zoo View On September 2, Ron Lantham (37) and ...
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2002
Inadequate Water—Dehydration, Exhaustion, North Carolina, Moore's Wall, Sentinel Buttress
INADEQUATE WATER–DEHYDRATION, EXHAUSTION North Carolina, Moore's Wall, Sentinel Buttress At approximately 1800 on June 6,1 received a radio communication from seasonal ...
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2002
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Equipment—Dull Crampons, Oregon, Mount Hood, South Side
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT–DULL CRAMPONS Oregon, Mount Hood, South Side On March 23, two climbers (both 22) were descending the ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Oregon, Smith Rock, Crack of Infinity
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Oregon, Smith Rock, Crack of Infinity On June 3, Rod Lucas (45) was leading Crack of ...
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2002
Fall on Rock—Poor Position, Inadequate Protection, Oregon, Smith Rock, Zebra
FALL ON ROCK–POOR POSITION, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Oregon, Smith Rock, Zebra On June 23 Grant Pease (38) was leading Zebra, a 5.10a ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone—Separated from Party, Failed to Follow Route, No Hard Hat, Oregon, Mount Jefferson, Whitewater Glacier
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE–SEPARATED FROM PARTY, FAILED TO FOLLOW ROUTE, NO HARD HAT Oregon, Mount Jefferson, Whitewater Glacier ...
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2002
Falling Rock, Oregon, Mount Jefferson, Milk Creek Glacier
FALLING ROCK Oregon, Mount Jefferson, Milk Creek Glacier While crossing the north couloir of Milk Creek on July 1, two climbers (...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Oregon, Smith Rock, Lyon's Chair
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Oregon, Smith Rock, Lyon's Chair On July 7, Christopher Ekstrom (22) was leading the first pitch of ...
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2002
Falling Rock, Party Separated—Climbing Alone, Exceeding Abilities, Oregon, North Sister
FALLING ROCK, PARTY SEPARATED–CLIMBING ALONE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Oregon, North Sister On July 10, three people, including Matt Gorman, were climbing ...
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2002
Hiker Disappeared, Oregon, Broken Top
HIKER DISAPPEARED Oregon, Broken Top On August 10, Danny Curran (24) left his younger brother at their Green Lakes pack-in campsite late ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Fall on Frozen Scree, Fall Into Crevasse, Failure to Follow Route, Climbing Alone, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Inexperience, Oregon, Mount Hood, South Side and Cathedral Ridge
FALL ON FROZEN SCREE, FALL INTO CREVASSE, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, CLIMBING ALONE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, INEXPERIENCE Oregon, Mount ...
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2002
Fall on Frozen Scree, Inadequate Equipment and Clothing, Inexperience, Oregon, Three Sisters Wilderness, Middle Sister
FALL ON FROZEN SCREE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING, INEXPERIENCE Oregon, Three Sisters Wilderness, Middle Sister On September 29, Pete Acker (39) and ...
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2002
Falling Rock, Utah, Arches National Park
PULLED ROCK OFF–FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Oregon, Smith Rock State Park, Misery Ridge Mesa ...
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2002
Pulled Rock Off—Fall on Rock, Failure to Test Holds, Exceeding Abilities, Oregon, Smith Rock State Park, Misery Ridge Mesa
FALLING ROCK Utah, Arches National Park On March 7, a large rockfall occurred during a technical rock rescue training session being ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Utah, Indian Creek
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Utah, Indian Creek During the first week of April, Paul Sullivan, Ian Herring, Matt Pinkley, ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Lightning—Poor Position, Utah, Canyonlands National Park, Lightning Bolt Cracks
LIGHTNING–POOR POSITION Utah, Canyonlands National Park, Lightning Bolt Cracks The incident happened on Thursday, April 12 at about 12:15 p.m. ...
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2002
Avalanche, Poor Conditions, Inexperience, Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Stairs Gulch
AVALANCHE, POOR CONDITIONS, INEXPERIENCE Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Stairs Gulch On April 28, Martin Gleich (38), a doctor from Salt Lake City ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Pentapitch
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Pentapitch On May 19, Michael Thurgood (24), Alex Santy (17), ...
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2002
Knot Came Apart—Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Utah, Ferguson Canyon, Mission Impossible
KNOT CAME APART–FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Utah, Ferguson Canyon, Mission Impossible On July 19, “Dan” (25), and “Jim” decided to ...
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2002
Stranded, Inadequate Belay, Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Bumblebee Wall
STRANDED, INADEQUATE BELAY Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Bumblebee Wall On July 21, “Pat” (31), successfully led Perseverance Bulge, a two-pitch 5.9 route on ...
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2002
Rappel Error, Rope Failed—Inadequate Equipment, Utah, Millcreek Canyon
RAPPEL ERROR, ROPE FAILED–INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Utah, Millcreek Canyon On August 16, “Jim” (28) and “Kirk” (32) set up a sport-rappel at a ...
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2002
Earthquake, Washington, Mount Index
EARTHQUAKE Washington, Mount Index Chris Olson (28) was exactly where you don’t want to be when a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits: ...
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2002
Climbing Alone and Unroped—Fall into Crevasse, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Washington, Glacier Peak, Sitkum Glacier
CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED–FALL INTO CREVASSE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT Washington, Glacier Peak, Sitkum Glacier My climbing group, which ...
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2002
Failure to Follow Route—Weather, Failure to Turn Back, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Dehydration, Hypothermia, Frostbite, Washington, Mount Baker, North Ridge
FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE–WEATHER, FAILURE TO TURN BACK, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, DEHYDRATION, HYPOTHERMIA, FROSTBITE Washington, Mount Baker, North ...
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2002