American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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Fall on Rock, Inadequate Equipment—Sandals, Off Route, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Near Security Risk Crag
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT–SANDALS, OFF ROUTE, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Near Security Risk Crag On April 2, ...
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2006
Fall on Snow, Weather, Geology, Colorado, Maroon Bells, Bell Cord Couloir
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY–ROPE RAN OUT Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Animation On May 24, Eric Gurvin (19) sustained injuries to his ...
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2006
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY–ROPE RAN OUT, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Animation
FALL ON SNOW, WEATHER, GEOLOGY Colorado, Maroon Bells, Bell Cord Couloir On May 30, Kip Ryan White (49), an experienced climber and ...
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2006
Fall on Rock—Inadequate Protection, Off Route, Inexperience, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Eagle Rock
FALL ON ROCK–INADEQUATE PROTECTION, OFF ROUTE, INEXPERIENCE Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Eagle Rock On June 5, J.H. (20) and Z.T. (20) ...
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2006
Stranded—Rappel Anchor Failure, Colorado, Capitol Peak
STRANDED–RAPPEL ANCHOR FAILURE Colorado, Capitol Peak In June, Kevin Smith (32) was rappelling with a partner on Capitol Peak, a 14,000 ...
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2006
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Rock Broke Off, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Garden of the Gods, Three Graces
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, ROCK BROKE OFF, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Garden of the Gods, Three Graces In mid-August, ...
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2006
Fall on Rock, Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Escape Artist
FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Escape Artist A 37-year-old climber fell yesterday afternoon (October 23) at the ...
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2006
Fall into Building—Miscalculated Pendulum Swing from Crane, Colorado, Boulder
FALL INTO BUILDING–MISCALCULATED PENDULUM SWING FROM CRANE Colorado, Boulder On December 6, Ryan Young and Jacob Fuerst climbed over the ...
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2006
Fall on Rock, Miscommunication—Inadequate Belay, Climbers Unknown to Each Other, Maine, Bald Mountain, Shag Crag, Tightrope
FALL ON ROCK, MISCOMMUNICATION-INADEQUATE BELAY, CLIMBERS UNKNOWN TO EACH OTHER Maine, Bald Mountain, Shag Crag, Tightrope Jed Piatt (29) of Dover, ...
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2006
Inadequate Equipment and Clothing, Inexperience, Darkness, Exposure, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Damnation Gully
INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING, INEXPERIENCE, DARKNESS, EXPOSURE New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Damnation Gully On a Tuesday morning in January, two ...
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2006
Falling Object—Dead Tree (Dislodged by Other Climbers), New Hampshire, Whitehorse Ledge
FALLING OBJECT-DEAD TREE (DISLODGED BY OTHER CLIMBERS) New Hampshire, Whitehorse Ledge On an early Sunday morning in August, I went ...
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2006
Weather—Wind, Fall on Snow/Ice, New Hampshire, Mount Wasington, Odell Gully
WEATHER-WIND, FALL ON SNOW/ICE New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Odell Gully On December 4, a climber was traversing into the center ...
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2006
Falling Rock—Block Pulled Off, New Mexico, Sandia Mountain Wilderness, Hail Peak
FALLING ROCK-BLOCK PULLED OFF New Mexico, Sandia Mountain Wilderness, Hail Peak After breakfast and coffee, Sinjin Eberle and I set ...
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2006
Various Falls on Rock, Protection Pulling, Falling Rock, Inadequate Protection, New York, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLING, FALLING ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION New York, Shawangunks In 2005 there were 14 climbing accident reports, two ...
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2006
Rappel Error—Failure to Check Anchor, Inadequate Protection, North Carolina, Shiprock, Hindu Kush
RAPPEL ERROR–FAILURE TO CHECK ANCHOR, INADEQUATE PROTECTION North Carolina, Shiprock, Hindu Kush On July 3, Lewis M. Jones II (22), and ...
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2006
Fall on Rock, Rappel Error—Rappelling Too Fast, Inexperience, North Carolina, Great Smokey Mountain National Park
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL ERROR–RAPPELLING TOO FAST, INEXPERIENCE North Carolina, Great Smokey Mountain National Park Around 2:30 p.m. on ...
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2006
Avalanche—Did not Read Published Avalanche Warning, Weather, Poor Position, Failure to Follow Instincts (One Climber), Carried Beacons—But not Turned on
AVALANCHE-DID NOT READ PUBLISHED AVALANCHE WARNING, WEATHER, POOR POSITION, FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTINCTS (ONE CLIMBER), CARRIED BEACONS-BUT NOT TURNED ON ...
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2006
Falling Rock, Protected Pulled, Inadequate Belay, Off Route, Oregon, Mount Washington
FALLING ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED, INADEQUATE BELAY, OFF ROUTE Oregon, Mount Washington Mei Ding Stamplis (24) and husband Mathew Stamplis posted the ...
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2006
Fall on Rock, Oregon, Three Fingered Jack
FALL ON ROCK Oregon, Three Fingered Jack Kate Tinnesand (23), a graduate student at Oregon State University and member of Corvallis ...
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2006
Frostbite, Off Route, Inadequate Food, Lost Equipment, Washington, Mount Rainier National Park, Ptarmigan Ridge
FROSTBITE, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE FOOD, LOST EQUIPMENT Washington, Mount Rainier National Park, Ptarmigan Ridge On February 1, Chris Bamer (25) and Robert ...
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2006
Weather, Exhaustion, Hypothermia, Inadequate Clothing, Washington, Mount Rainier, Muir Snowfield
WEATHER, EXHAUSTION, HYPOTHERMIA, INADEQUATE CLOTHING Washington, Mount Rainier, Muir Snowfield About mid-day on Saturday, May 2, Tim Stark (57) and his nephew ...
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2006
Fall on Snow—Unable to Self-Arrest, Washington, Mount Rainier, Gibraltar Ledges
FALL ON SNOW-UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST Washington, Mount Rainier, Gibraltar Ledges On June 10 about 0600, Mike Beery (29) and Ryan Tillman were climbing ...
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2006
Falling Rock, Washington, Mount Rainier, Fuhrer Finger
FALLING ROCK Washington, Mount Rainier, Fuhrer Finger At 0720 on June 29, while ascending Fuhrer Finger, Brian Benedict was hit by rockfall ...
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2006
Falling Ice, Washington, Mount Rainier, Kautz Glacier
FALLING ICE Washington, Mount Rainier, Kautz Glacier On July 5 Jim Curnutt (46), was hit in the thigh by icefall while ascending ...
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2006
Trip/Fall on Snow—Twice, Unable to Self-arrest—Fall into Crevasse, Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Glacier
TRIP/FALL ON SNOW–TWICE, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST–FALL INTO CREVASSE Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Glacier On July 7 at 0720, John ...
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2006
Off Route, Falling Rock, Fall on Rock—Rappel Anchor Failure, Inadequate Protection, Washington, North Cascades National Park, Sharkfin Tower
OFF ROUTE, FALLING ROCK, FALL ON ROCK–RAPPEL ANCHOR FAILURE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Washington, North Cascades National Park, Sharkfin Tower On ...
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2006
Fall on Hard Snow—Slack in the Rope, Washington, Mount Rainier, Emmons Glacier
FALL ON HARD SNOW–SLACK IN THE ROPE Washington, Mount Rainier, Emmons Glacier On July 12 at 1545, four members of a ...
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2006
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Improper Use of Crampons, Washington, Mount Rainier, Inter Glacier
LOSS OF CONTROL–VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, IMPROPER USE OF CRAMPONS Washington, Mount Rainier, Inter Glacier On July 15 at 1348, the communication center ...
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2006
Falling Rock Hits Climber—Despite Doing All the Right Things, Washington, Mount Rainier, Disappointment Cleaver
FALLING ROCK HITS CLIMBER–DESPITE DOING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS Washington, Mount Rainier, Disappointment Cleaver On July 29, Estee Fernandez (29) was ...
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2006
Fall on Rock, Rappel Error—Rappelled off End of Rope, Wyoming, Lander, Sinks Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL ERROR–RAPPELLED OFF END OF ROPE Wyoming, Lander, Sinks Canyon On May 4, Jim Ratz (52) fell to ...
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2006
Falling Rock—Dislodged by Party Above, Wyoming, Devil's Tower National Monument, Pseudo Weissner
FALLING ROCK–DISLODGED BY PARTY ABOVE Wyoming, Devil's Tower National Monument, Pseudo Weissner On May 29, Rita Sanders (46) of Bellview, Nebraska, ...
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2006
Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Grand Tetons, Cloudveil Dome
FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Grand Tetons, Cloudveil Dome On July 1, about 0630, Heather Paul (34) and Susie Schenk (38) departed from Lupine Meadows ...
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2006
Rockfall, Unfortunate Position, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, The Snaz
ROCKFALL, UNFORTUNATE POSITION Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, The Snaz On July 24, after a successful climb, our party of three ...
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2006
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection—Anchoring Error, Inexperience, Wyoming, Hoback Junction, Rodeo Wall
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQAUTE PROTECTION–ANCHORING ERROR, INEXPERIENCE Wyoming, Hoback Junction, Rodeo Wall On August 1, Sandy Edmiston (22) fell 60 feet to ...
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2006
Falling Rock—Dislodged by Climbers Above, Wyoming, Mount Moran,CMC
FALLING ROCK–DISLODGED BY CLIMBERS ABOVE Wyoming, Mount Moran, CMC August 6, Jerry Painter (49), of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and three other ...
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2006
Fall on Rock, Off-route—Late Start Led to Haste, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Lower Exum
FALL ON ROCK, OFF-ROUTE–LATE START LED TO HASTE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Lower Exum On September 3, Leah Samberg ...
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2006
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  1994 158 25 335 58 131 25 27 5  1995 168 24 353 50 134 18 37 7  1996 139 28 261 59 100 16 31 6  1997 158 35 323 87 148 24 31 13  1998 138 24 281 55 138 18 20 1  1999 123 29 248 69 91 20 17 10  2000 150 23 301 36 121 23 24 7  2001 150 22 276 47 138 14 16 2  2002 139 27 295 29 105 23 34 6  2003 118 29 231 32 105 22 18 6  2004 160 35 311 30 140 16 35 14  2005 111 19 176 41 85 14 34 7  TOTALS 6,111 958 11,098 2003 5,158 715 1,373 292 
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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
Geographical Districts 1951–2004 2005   Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  CANADA  Alberta 514 142 1033 6 0 10  British Columbia 307 114 641 10 5 16  ...
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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
 1951-04 1959-04 2005 2005   USA CAN. USA CAN.  Terrain      Rock 4237 521 73 7  Snow 2235 346 33 7  Ice 249 158 5 0  River 14 3 0 0  Unknown 22 9 0 1  Ascent or Descent      Ascent 2853 578 61 9  Descent 2192 362 48 9  Unknown 248 12 2 1  OtherNB 7 0    Immediate ...
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