American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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496 Records

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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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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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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
Handhold Came Off—Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Inexperience, Faulty Instruction, Washington, Wilkeson
HANDHOLD CAME OFF–FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY, INEXPERIENCE, FAULTY INSTRUCTION Washington, Wilkeson On July 7, I (25) took S.P. (22), my ...
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2002
Falling Snow Block, Washington, North Cascades
FALLING SNOW BLOCK Washington, North Cascades On July 24 at 2:00 p.m., National Outdoor Leadership School Instructor Jon Stamp and five ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Heart Attack, Washington, Mount Rainier
HEART ATTACK Washington, Mount Rainier In early August, Lawrence “Laury” Minard (51), a Seattle native who had moved to London to ...
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2002
Fall into Crevasse, Weather, Washington, Mount Baker, Coleman Glacier
FALL INTO CREVASSE, WEATHER Washington, Mount Baker, Coleman Glacier Rescuers reached two seriously injured climbers on Mount Baker and were ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Washington, Snowqualmie Pass, Chair Peak
FALL ON ROCK Washington, Snowqualmie Pass, Chair Peak On September 8, Chad Engstrom (23) tumbled about 600 feet down a 45- degree rock ...
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2002
Lost Climbers—Weather, Off Route, Inadequate Equipment, Washington, Silver Peak
LOST CLIMBERS–WEATHER, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Washington, Silver Peak On September 25, a party of two males attempted to climb ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Unroped, Possibly Off Route, Washington, Guye Peak
FALL ON ROCK, UNROPED, POSSIBLY OFF ROUTE Washington, Guye Peak On October 13, Ken Colburn (49) was climbing Guye Peak with a ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park Two climbers (who are guides) were setting up individual top-ropes ...
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2002
Fatigue—Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Exceeding Abilities, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park, Chicago
FATIGUE–FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park, Chicago Two male climbers (ages ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Protection Pulled Out, Inexperience, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park, Resurrection
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INEXPERIENCE Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park, Resurrection A climber set ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, West Virginia, Senece Rocks, Triple Si
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION West Virginia, Seneca Rocks, Triple Si Regrettably I must report my involvement in another climbing ...
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2002
Out of Bounds—Lost, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Rock Spring Canyon
OUT OF BOUNDS–LOST, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Rock Spring Canyon On February 6 at 1330, Cameron ...
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2002
Off Route—Unfamiliar with Descent, Weather, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
OFF ROUTE–UNFAMILIAR WITH DESCENT, WEATHER Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton On June 11 around 0100, Swis Stockton and Michael ...
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2002
Falling Rock—Fall on Rock, Improper Belay Technique, Inadequate Protection, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Nez Perce
FALLING ROCK–FALL ON ROCK, IMPROPER BELAY TECHNIQUE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Nez Perce On June 30 about 9:30 ...
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2002
Rappel Error—No Back-Up on Rappel, Fall on Rock, Being in a Hurry, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Owen-Spalding
RAPPEL ERROR–NO BACK-UP ON RAPPEL, FALL ON ROCK, BEING IN A HURRY Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, ...
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2002
Failure to Test Hold—Handhold Came Off, Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Petzoldt Ridge
FAILURE TO TEST HOLD–HAND-HOLD CAME OFF, FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Petzoldt Ridge On ...
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2002
Handhold Came Off—Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire
HANDHOLD CAME OFF–FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire On July 28, Laura Plaut (35) was treated and ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Table Mountain
FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Table Mountain On August 8, Don Rassler reported that his climbing partner, Ben ...
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2002
Failure to Test Holds—Handhold Came Off, Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Jackson Peak
FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS–HANDHOLD CAME OFF, FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Wind River Range, Jackson Peak On August 11 about 1100, Bev ...
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2002
Handhold Came Off—Struck by Rock, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Disappointment Peak
HANDHOLD CAME OFF—STRUCK BY ROCK Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Disappointment Peak On August 17, John Taylor (29) was climbing the ...
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2002
Belay Anchor Failure—Knot Came Undone, Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Owen
BELAY ANCHOR FAILU RE-KNOT CAME UNDONE, FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Owen On the evening of ...
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2002
Rock Pulled Off—Broke Climbing Rope, Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Cirque of the Towers, Wolf's Head Peak
ROCK PULLED OFF–BROKE CLIMBING ROPE, FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Wind River Range, Cirque of the Towers, Wolf's Head Peak ...
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2002
HAPE, HACE, and AMS, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park
HAPE, HACE, AND AMS Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park While signs and symptoms of AMS are not unusual in the ...
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Accident Reports
2002
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   Number of Accidents ...
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2002
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
Geographical Districts 1951-2000 2001   Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  Canada        Alberta 431 126 942 18 2 40  British ...
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2002
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
 1951-00 1959-00 2001 2001   USA CAN. USA CAN.  Terrain  Rock 3844 466 110 8  Snow 2199 330 31 5  Ice 211 118 11 9  River 13 3 0 0  Unknown 22 8 0 0  Ascent or Descent  Ascent 2438 501 115 15  Descent 2080 342 32 5  Unknown 247 5 0 2  OtherN.B. 0 0 5 0  ...
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