American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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415 Records

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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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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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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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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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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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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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2003
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled, Carabiner Broke, Exceeding Abilities, Washington, Frenchman's Coulee, Air Guitar
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED, CARABINER BROKE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Washington, Frenchman' s Coulee, Air Guitar On September 30, the famed Swedish ...
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Accident Reports
2003
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Poor Position-Bad Foot Placement for Setting Pro, Washington, Mount Erie, Snag Buttress
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, POOR POSITION—BAD FOOT PLACEMENT FOR SETTING PRO Washington, Mount Erie, Snag Buttress I am ...
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2003
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 1  Number of Accidents ...
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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
1951–2001 2002 Geographical Districts Number of Accidents  Total Persons Number of Accidents  Total Persons Involved            Deaths Involved  Deaths   Canada        Alberta 449 128 982 19 2 16  British Columbia 276 106 613 17 2 8  ...
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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
 1951–01 1959–01 2002 2002   USA CAN USA CAN  Terrain      Rock 3954 474 99 16  Snow 2230 335 32 4  Ice 222 127 6 9  River 13 3 1 0  Unknown 22 8 0 0  Ascent or Descent      Ascent 2553 516 104 17  Descent 2112 347 33 11  Unknown 247 7 0 1  OtherN.B. 5 0 1 0  Immediate Cause      ...
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