American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Poor Technique, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Recompense
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, POOR TECHNIQUE New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Recompense On June 28, Bayard Russel (26) and I (Rand McNally—48) ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Rope Severed, New Hampshire, Eagle Cliff, Shape Shifters
FALL ON ROCK, ROPE SEVERED New Hampshire, Eagle Cliff, Shape Shifters Steve Dupuis and Jon Sykes, both experienced climbers, were ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Avalanche, Poor Position, Inadequate Equipment, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Tuckerman Ravine
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Tuckerman Ravine Tom Striker and Tony Tulip, hiked up in to ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock-Handhold Pulled Out, Apparently Failed to Test Hold, Off Route, Inadequate Protection, New Mexico, Sandia Mountain Wilderness, Muralla Grande
FALL ON ROCK–HANDHOLD PULLED OUT, APPARENTLY FAILED TO TEST HOLD, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION New Mexico, Sandia Mountain Wilderness, ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall while Descending-Inadequate Equipment (Climbing Rope, Rappel Device, Harness, Brain Cells), New Mexico, Jemez Mountains, Yoyo Pit
FALL WHILE DESCENDING–INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT (CLIMBING ROPE, RAPPEL DEVICE, HARNESS, BRAIN CELLS) New Mexico, Jemez Mountains, Yoyo Pit On May 16, ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall or Slip on Rock, North Carolina, Pilot Mountain State Park
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK North Carolina, Pilot Mountain State Park On Friday, February 22, I (J.W. Peterson) was walking ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Protection Came Out, No Hard Hat, North Carolina, Linville Gorge, North Carolina Wall
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION CAME OUT, NO HARD HAT North Carolina, Linville Gorge, North Carolina Wall On September 8, Colin Treiber, (20), ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Falling Ice-Fall on Ice, New York, Adirondacks, Poke-O-Moonshine
FALLING ICE–FALL ON ICE New York, Adirondacks, Poke-O-Monshine Ice on the first pitch of the popular 160-foot climb “Positive ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Various Falls on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Protection, and Rappel Errors, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, AND RAPPEL ERRORS New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks There were 29 incidents ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall into Crevasse, Unable to Self-Arrest, Inadequate Protection, Poor Position, Oregon, Mount Hood, Standard Rout
FALL INTO CREVASSE, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, POOR POSITION Oregon, Mount Hood, Standard Route On May 30 at 8:30 a.m., ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Belayer Not Anchored, Oregon, Smith Rock, Spiderman
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, BELAYER NOT ANCHORED Oregon, Smith Rock, Spiderman Nathan Sanborn (27) was climbing the first pitch of ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Rappel Failure-Inadequate Knot, Utah, Zion National Park, Spaceshot
FALL ON ROCK–LOWERING ERROR, NO HARD HAT Oregon, Smith Rock State Park, Left Slab Crack. On November 29, Kathy Lee ...
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Accident Reports
2003
FALL ON ROCK–LOWERING ERROR, NO HARD HAT, Oregon, Smith Rock State Park, Left Slab Crack
RAPPEL FAILURE—INADEQUATE KNOT Utah, Zion National Park, Spaceshot On May 21, Roeslain Tamin (35) fell 180 feet to his death while rappelling ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Lightning, Utah, Lone Peak
LIGHTNING Utah, Lone Peak On July 26, Trent (28) and Alexis Pabst (23) were killed by a lightning strike on the summit of ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out-Old Piton, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Gate Buttress
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT—OLD PITON Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Gate Buttress On November 19, “Mike” (44) fell while leading ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Snow, Weather, Exposure, Moving Too Slowly, Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge
FALL ON SNOW, WEATHER, EXPOSURE, MOVING TOO SLOWLY Washington, Mount Ranier, Liberty Ridge On May 29, Mount Rainier National Park communications ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall into Crevasse-Inadequate Protection, Weather and Stranded-Weather, Exposure-Hypothermia, Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Glacier
FALL INTO CREVASSE—INADEQUATE PROTECTION, WEATHER AND STRANDED—WEATHER, EXPOSURE—HYPOTHERMIA Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Glacier On June 6, Mount Rainier ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Falling Rock, Weather, Late Start-Climbing Too Slowly, Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge
FALLING ROCK, WEATHER, LATE START—CLIMBING TOO SLOWLY Washington, Mount Ranier, Liberty Ridge Around 11:30 a.m. on June 25, Mount Rainier ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Stranded-Weather, Climbing too Slowly, Exposure-Hypothermia and Loss of Control Glissading, Faulty Use of Crampons, Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge and Kautz Glacier
STRANDED—WEATHER, CLIMBING TOO SLOWLY, EXPOSURE— HYPOTHERMIA AND LOSS OF CONTROL GLISSADING, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS Washington, Mount Ranier, Liberty ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Falling Rock, Washington, Mount Rainier, Dissappointment Cleaver
FALLING ROCK Washington, Mount Ranier, Disappointment Cleaver On September 23 about 5:30 a.m., a rock struck and killed noted double amputee ...
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Accident Reports
2003