American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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415 Records

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Falling Icicle, Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection
On March 2, a climber was five to seven meters into a lead on Pearl Necklace (50 m. WI 5+), without placing any ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Falling Ice
On March 7, three climbers were climbing the left line of Louise Falls (II WI4+). The temperature in the Lake ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Ice, Protection Pulled Out-Ice Tool, Alberta, Banff National Park, Professor Falls
FALL ON ICE, PROTECTION PULLED OUT—ICE TOOL Alberta, Banff National Park, Professor Falls, On March 10 at 1130, T.M. was ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall through Cornice, Off Route, Unroped, Alberta, Banff National Park, Mount Balfour
FALL THROUGH CORNICE, OFF ROUTE, UNROPED Alberta, Banff National Park, Mount Balfour On April 12, N.F., a ski patroller from ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Protection Failed-Rock Block, Failure to Test Hold, Alberta, Jasper National Park, Hidden Valley
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION FAlLED—ROCK BLOCK, FAILURE TO TEST HOLD Alberta, Jasper National Park, Hidden Valley On May 19, Peter ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Exceeding Abilities, Alberta, Jasper National Park, Morro Slabs
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Alberta, Jasper National Park, Morro Slabs On June 22, a family group and friends ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Stranded-Off Route, Inadequate Research, Exceeding Abilities, Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park, Crandell Mountain, Tick Ridge
STRANDED—OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE RESEARCH, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park, Crandell Mountain, Tick Ridge A group of 25, including ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Stranded-Solo Climbing, Climbing Unroped, Inadequate Equipment/Clothing, Weather, Alberta, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Mount Brock, Southwest Face
STRANDED—SOLO CLIMBING, CLIMBING UNROPED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING, WEATHER Alberta, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Mount Brock, Southwest Face C.F., ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection-No Stopper Knot, Haste, Inattention, Alberta, Cougar Canyon, Slowpoke
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—NO STOPPER KNOT, HASTE, INATTENTION Alberta, Cougar Canyon, Slowpoke “On Saturday, July 13, we gave a ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Falling Rock, Alberta, Jasper National Park, Mount Athabasca, North Ridge
FALLING ROCK Alberta, Jasper National Park, Mount Athabasca, North Ridge On August 21, Jeff (age unknown) and Andrew (33) were ascending the ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Stranded Due to Medical Condition, Alberta, Banff National Park, Mount Temple, East Ridge
STRANDED DUE TO MEDICAL CONDITION Alberta, Banff National Park, Mount Temple, East Ridge On August 27, while on a solo ascent ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Off Route, Inadequate Protection, Alberta, Canmore, Mount Fable, Southeast Ridge
FALL ON ROCK, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Alberta, Canmore, Mount Fable, Southeast Ridge On August 28, F.L. and S.H. ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Stranded, Poor Conditions, Alberta, Banff National Park, The Finger
STRANDED, POOR CONDITIONS Alberta, Banff National Park, The Finger On September 28, a party of two was reported overdue from a ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Alberta, Ghost River, Duveinafees
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Alberta, Ghost River, Duveinafees On October 8, around 1400, B.W. was leading the second pitch ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Ice, Protection Pulled Out-Ice Tool, Alberta, Banff National Park, Professor Falls
FALL ON ICE, PROTECTION PULLED OUT—ICE TOOL Alberta, Jasper National Park, Shades of Beauty On November 25, three experienced ice ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, British Columbia, Golden Canyon, Lady Killer
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION British Columbia, Golden Canyon, Lady Killer On March 11, while leading the first pitch of Lady ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Slip on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Unable to Self-Arrest, Inadequate Equipment, British Columbia, Selkirk Mountains South, Mount Billy Budd
SLIP ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT British Columbia, Selkirk Mountains South, Mount Billy Budd On August 18, ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Slip on Snow-Unable to Self-Arrest, British Columbia, Selkirk Mountains, Palisade Mountain
SLIP ON SNOW—UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST British Columbia, Selkirk Mountains, Palisade Mountain On August 19, two members of a week-long climbing ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, British Columbia, Dowler Range, Mount Dougie Dowler
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED British Columbia, Dowler Range, Mount Dougie Dowler N.S. (25) departed around noon on ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Avalanche, Ice Anchor Failure-Fall on Ice, Baffin Island, Auyuittuq National Park, Mount Breidablik
AVALANCHE, ICE ANCHOR FAILURE—FALL ON ICE Baffin Island, Auyuittuq National Park, Mount Breidablik On July 8, after reaching the summit ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Equipment Failure through Improper Use-Inadequate Anchor, Quebec, Sageunay National Park, Cap Trinite, Les Grands Gallets (5.9, A2+, 350m.)
EQUIPMENT FAILURE THROUGH IMPROPER USE—INADEQUATE ANCHOR Québec, Sageunay National Park, Cap Trinité, Les Grands Gallets (5.9, A2+, 350 m.) A ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Falling Rock, Weather, Yukon Territory, Mount Augusta, North Buttress
FALLING ROCK, WEATHER Yukon Territory, Mount Augusta, North Buttress At 1500 on June 18, South District Ranger Daryl Miller in Talkeetna, AX, ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall into Crevasse, Climbing Unroped, Alaska, Alaska Range, Idems Peak
FALL INTO CREVASSE, CLIMBING UNROPED Alaska, Alaska Range, Idems Peak On March 24, Karoline Frey (27), a German graduate student at the ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Avalanche-Backcountry Snowboarding, Poor Position, Alaska, Mount St. Elias
AVALANCHE—BACKCOUNTRY SNOWBOARDING, POOR POSITION Alaska, Mount St. Elias On April 7, John Griber was carefully working his way down a 45...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall into Crevasse, Alaska, Talkeetna Mountains
FALL INTO CREVASSE Alaska, Talkeetna Mountains At 1700 on April 26, Alpine Ascents guide Brian McCullough (42) was traveling with three clients on ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall into Crevasse (1) and Fall on Ice/Windslabbed Snow, Inadequate Protection, Descending Unroped, Fatigue, Alaska, Mount McKinley
FALL INTO CREVASSE (1) AND FALL ON ICE/WINDSLABBED SNOW, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, DESCENDING UNROPED, FATIGUE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Snow, Party Separated-Climbing Alone, Fatigue, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Denali Pass
FALL ON SNOW, PARTY SEPARATED—CLIMBING ALONE, FATIGUE Alaska, Mount McKinley, Denali Pass On May 18 at 0600, Kunibert Gramlich, from Germany, ...
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Accident Reports
2003
HAPE, HACE, Climbing Alone, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HAPE, HACE, CLIMBING ALONE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress At 1813 on May 27, Joshua Wax (28), a solo climber experiencing symptoms of ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall into Crevasse, Distracting Illness, Unseasonable Warm Weather, Alaskas, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL INTO CREVASSE, DISTRACTING ILLNESS, UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress An Alpine Ascents International guided party led ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fatigue-Pulmonary Infection, Dehydration, Inadequate Equipment-No Stove, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Direct West Buttress
FATIGUE—PULMONARY INFECTION, DEHYDRATION, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT—NO STOVE Alaska, Mount McKinley, Direct West Buttress At 2121 on June 2, Jim LaRue (45) and ...
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2003
Avalanche, Poor Position, Weather, Alaska, Mount Foraker
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION, WEATHER Alaska, Mount Foraker On April 6, the Talkeetna Ranger Station received mountaineering registration forms for Kevin Strawn (27), ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Snow, Unbelayed, Exhaustion, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Rib-Notch Camp
FALL ON SNOW, UNBELAYED, EXHAUSTION Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Rib—Notch Camp At 1430, on June 18, Russ Watts (33)—from Italy, fell 150 ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall in River, Packs Too Heavy, Misperception, Alaska, McKinley River
FALL IN RIVER, PACKS TOO HEAVY, MISPERCEPTION Alaska, McKinley River My three pals and I (25, 25, 35, 39) were visiting Denali National Park ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Snow, Climbing Alone, Exhaustion, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Denali Pass
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE, EXHAUSTION Alaska, Mount McKinley, Denali Pass On June 19, a solo climber from Canada, Michael Heck (61), ...
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2003
High Winds and Possible Avalanche, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Harper Glacier
HIGH WINDS AND POSSIBLE AVALANCHE Alaska, Mount McKinley, Harper Glacier On the evening of July 3, a 16-member National Outdoor Leadership ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Loose Rock Came Away-Fall on Rock, Failed to Follow Instincts, California, Sugar Loaf
LOOSE ROCK CAME AWAY—FALL ON ROCK, FAILED TO FOLLOW INSTINCTS California, Sugar Loaf On January 12, Jon Hanlon and I ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Falling Rock, Poor Position, California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch
FALLING ROCK, POOR POSITION California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch On June 8,1 (Tim Derouin) was climbing up Avalanche Gulch on Mount ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On the morning of May 26 Thaddeus Josephson (20) and I, (Ben ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Falling Rock-Fall on Rock, California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock
FALLING ROCK—FALL ON ROCK California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock On June 2, John Kurth, 33, and Casey Shaw, 39, were climbing ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Falling Rock-Fall on Rock, Failed to Follow Instincts, California, Yosemite Valley, Lost Brother
FALLING ROCK—FALL ON ROCK, FAILED TO FOLLOW INSTINCTS California, Yosemite Valley, Lost Brother On September 29,1 set out with Christian ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Weather
At 4 a.m. on September 30, I (Tom Randall—22) started up Eagle’s Way, VI 5.8 A3, on El Cap, in ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Failed to Turn Back, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Weather, Poor Position-Bivouac Site
FAILED TO TURN BACK, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, WEATHER, POOR POSITION–BIVOUAC SITE California, Split Mountain In October, the climb ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Exposure-Weather, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Hypothermia, Fall on Rock-Unable to Complete Descent, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
EXPOSURE–WEATHER, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, HYPOTHERMIA, FALL ON ROCK–UNABLE TO COMPLETE DESCENT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan In ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Ouray, Ouray Ice Park
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Ouray, Ouray Ice Park John Ohlson (61) was leading Pic O’ the Vic (...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Miscommunication, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge, Whiteman
FALL ON ROCK, MISCOMMUNICATION Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge, Whiteman On March 20, there was a very nasty accident ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Inadequate Protection, Inadequate Equipment-No Helmet and No Climbing Shoes, Colorado, Eldorado State Park, Red Garden Wall
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT–NO HELMET AND NO CLIMBING SHOES Colorado, Eldorado State Park, Red ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Equipment-Rope Too Short, Failure to Tie Stopper Knot, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon, Red Garden Wall
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT–ROPE TOO SHORT, FAILURE TO TIE STOPPER KNOT, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon, Red ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock-Uncontrolled Rappel, Inadequate Backup, Colorado, Clear Creak Canyon
FALL ON ROCK–UNCONTROLLED RAPPEL, INADEQUATE BACKUP Colorado, Clear Creak Canyon On October 20, I took a friend out to climb. ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Solo Climbing with No Protection, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, The Dome
FALL ON ROCK, SOLO CLIMBING WITH NO PROTECTION Colorado, Boulder Canyon, The Dome On October 26, Scott Hamilton (49) lost his grip ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Missing/Overdue, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park
MISSING/OVERDUE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park This report is the amalgamation of five different incidents that, although singularly were ...
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Accident Reports
2003