American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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391 Records

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Fall into Crevasse—Unable to be Rescued Quickly Because of Position, Alaska, Wrangell Mountains, Mount Bona
FALL INTO CREVASSE-UNABLE TO BE RESCUED QUICKLY BECAUSE OF POSITION Alaska, Wrangell Mountains, Mount Bona On May 17, Will Hurst (56), who ...
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Accident Reports
2007
Fall on Snow—Ski Mountaineering, Unable to Self-Arrest
The “Whiskey Expedition” departed the 14,200-foot camp at noon on May 25 for a summit bid via the upper West Rib ...
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2007
Frostbite—Inadequate Clothing (No Overboots) and Inadequate Care of Extremities, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FROSTBITE-INADEQUATE CLOTHING (NO OVERBOOTS) AND INADEQUATE CARE OF EXTREMITIES Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress Jerry Hopfe flew onto Denali on ...
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Accident Reports
2007
HAPE, Party Separated, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HAPE, PARTY SEPARTED Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On May 28 at 0745, John Tatzalaff (39) of Team Springer Zissou requested NPS assistance ...
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2007
Overdue Climbers—Disappeared, Probably Perished in a Snow Cave from Hypothermia and/or Asphyxiation, Lost Pack Containing Critically Needed Supplies, Weather
Sue Nott (37) and Karen McNeill (37) registered with the National Park Service on March 13th as “Turtle Team” expedition for a ...
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2007
Frostbite—Inadequate Clothing, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FROSTBITE—INADEQUATE CLOTHING Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 2nd, guided expedition AMS-5-Wilkinson departed the 17,200- foot camp ...
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2007
Fuel Bottle Explosion in Tent—Burns, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FUEL BOTTLE EXPLOSION IN TENT-BURNS Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 16, Steve Whitney (34) and Ben Krasnow (29), Alpine Ascents International ...
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2007
Fall on Ice—Faulty Use of Crampons, Climbing Unroped, Inadequate Equipment, No Hard Hat, Inexperience, Alaska, Chugach National Forest, Byron Glacier
FALL ON ICE-FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS, CLIMBING UNROPED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, NO HARD HAT, INEXPERIENCE Alaska, Chugach National Forest, Byron Glacier ...
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2007
Fall on Rock—Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, California, Joshua Tree National Park, Spider Line
FALL ON ROCK–PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT California, Joshua Tree National Park, Spider Line On January 15, Daniel Scott (26) ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Wind, California, Tahquitz Rock
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED, WIND California, Tahquitz Rock On January 24, Nathan Thomas Parrish’s (25) body was found ...
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2007
Rappel Error—Fall on Rock, California, Owens River Gorge, China Wall
RAPPEL ERROR—FALL ON ROCK California, Owens River Gorge, China Wall On February 4, Ian Seevers Mack (23) died after falling 115 feet ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Rappel Error—Failure to Equalize Ends of Rappel Rope, and Failure to Tie Knots in the End, California, Joshua Tree National Park, Solid Gold
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL ERROR-FAILURE TO EQUALIZE ENDS OF RAPPEL ROPE, AND FAILURE TO TIE KNOTS IN THE END California, ...
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2007
Fall on Snow/Ice, Climbing Alone, California, Mount Shasta, Casaval Ridge
FALL ON SNOW/ICE, CLIMBING ALONE California, Mount Shasta, Casaval Ridge On April 28, an experienced young man (17) was climbing alone ...
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2007
Fall on Snow/Ice, Unable to Self-Arrest, Inexperience, California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch
FALL ON SNOW/ICE, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INEXPERIENCE California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch On June 3 at 0750, a man (41) fell on ...
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2007
Rappel Error—Ropes Uneven, Fall on Rock, California, Yosemite National Park, Arch Rock
RAPPEL ERROR-ROPES UNEVEN, FALL ON ROCK California, Yosemite National Park, Arch Rock On June 9, Megan Polk, (27) and Brian O’Day ...
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2007
Stranded—Ropes Stuck in Crack, Inadequate Clothing, Equipment and Food, Fatigue
STRANDED-ROPES STUCK IN CRACK, INADEQUATE CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT AND FOOD, FATIGUE California, Yosemite National Park, Fairview Dome At 2048 on August 13, Matt ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Position—Facing out, Down-Climbing Slabs, California, Yosemite National Park, Lembert Dome
FALL ON ROCK, POSITION-FACING OUT DOWN-CLIMBING SLABS California, Yosemite National Park, Lembert Dome On August 14, Aaron Barnett (19) and Dustin Holcomb (21) ...
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2007
Equipment, Exceeding Abilities, Weather, California, Inyo National Forest, Mount Ritter
STRANDED, OFF-ROUTE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, WEATHER California, Inyo National Forest, Mount Ritter On September 7th, the park ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Instincts—Not to Climb That Day, California, Yosemite National Park, Low Profile Dome
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTINCTS-NOT TO CLIMB THAT DAY California, Yosemite National Park, Low Profile Dome At 1630 on ...
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2007
Falling Rocks—Dislodged by Climbers, Party Separated, Poor Position, California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch
FALLING ROCKS–DISLODGED BY CLIMBERS, PARTY SEPARATED, POOR POSITION California, Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch Two separate parties (totaling four people) ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilities, California, Yosemite National Park, Cathedral Peak
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES California, Yosemite National Park, Cathedral Peak Cathedral Peak South East ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Salathé Wall
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Salathé Wall On October 13, Martin Klinger (26) of Germany ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Rappel Error—Worn Harness, Belay Loop Broke, California, Yosemite Valley, Leaning Tower
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL ERROR-WORN HARNESS BELAY LOOP BROKE California, Yosemite Valley, Leaning Tower On October 23, Todd Skinner (48) and his ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Lowering Error—Lost Control of Belay and No Knot in End of Rope, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Rincon
FALL ON ROCK, LOWERING ERROR-LOST CONTROL OF BELAY AND NO KNOT IN END OF ROPE, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Eldorado ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Scenic Journey
FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Scenic Journey On May 17, Craig Smith (21) was leading the eighth pitch ...
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2007
Rappel Error—Anchor Failed, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Boulderado
RAPPEL ERROR-ANCHOR FAILED Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Boulderado On June 3 at 1635, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Falling Rock—Climber Standing on Large Rock When It Came Loose, Climbing Unroped, Colorado, Little Bear, Northwest Face
FALL ON ROCK, FALLING ROCK–CLIMBER STANDING ON LARGE ROCK WHEN IT CAME LOOSE, CLIMBING UNROPED Colorado, Little Bear, Northwest ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Off Route, Inadequate Belay, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall
FALL ON ROCK, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE BELAY Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall On July 13 a climber (37) took ...
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2007
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Inexperienced, Colorado, Longs Peak, Lamb's Slide
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED, INEXPERIENCED Colorado, Longs Peak, Lamb's Slide On August 19, Ben Cort (age unknown) was climbing Lamb’...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Off Route, Failure to Turn Back, Party Separated, Inexperience, Inadequate Equipment, Idaho, Lost River Range, Mount Church
FALL ON ROCK, OFF ROUTE, FAILURE TO TURN BACK, PARTY SEPARATED, INEXPERIENCE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Idaho, Lost River Range, Mount Church ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, No Helment, Maine, Acadia National Park, Gunklandia
FALL ON ROCK, NO HELMET Maine, Acadia National Park, Gunklandia On October 8th around 11:30 a.m., my girlfriend, a group ...
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2007
Rappel Error—Incorrect Set Up at Anchor, Haste, Failure to Check System, Deviation from Routine, Distraction
Around 2:30 p.m. on May 27th, Donald Gallo (39), Somsanouck Gallo (40), along with a friend, M. E., set out to climb ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Turner's Flake
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Turner's Flake This afternoon (August 6) while I was belaying my ...
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2007
Falling Rock—Foothold Came Off, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Moby Grape
FALLING ROCK–FOOTHOLD CAME OFF New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Moby Grape On September 2, my climbing partner Jon Sykes and I ...
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2007
Various Falls on Rock, Inadequate Belays, and Inadequate Protection, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAYS, AND INADEQUATE PROTECTION New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks We received twelve reports from this ...
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2007
Fall on Snow—Ski Mountaineering, Inadequate Equipment for the Conditions, Oregon, Mount Hood, Reid Glacier
FALL ON SNOW-SKI MOUNTAINEERING, INADEQUATE EQUPMENT FOR THE CONDITIONS Oregon, Mount Hood, Reid Glacier On May 6, four experienced climbers were ...
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2007
Fall on Snow/Ice—Unable to Self-Arrest, Inadequate Protection, Oregon, Mount Hood, South Side
FALL ON SNOW/ICE-UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Oregon, Mount Hood, South Side On June 17, Aaron Dunlap (31), Jeremy Hawkins (32), and ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Climbing Rope under Leg, Fatigue, Oregon, Smith Rock State Park, Five Gallon Buckets
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ROPE UNDER LEG, FATIGUE Oregon, Smith Rock State Park, Five Gallon Buckets On October 29, Matt Amling (21) ...
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2007
Stranded, Late Start, Weather, Exposure, Probable Fall on Snow/Ice (Two), and Hypothermia (One), Oregon, Mount Hood, Cooper Spur
STRANDED, LATE START, WEATHER, EXPOSURE, PROBABLE FALL ON SNOW/ ICE (TWO), AND HYPOTHERMIA (ONE) Oregon, Mount Hood, Cooper Spur This ...
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2007
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Utah, Mount Olympus
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED Utah, Mount Olympus On January 21, a group of seven climbers from the Korean Alpine Club ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Protection Unclipped, Inadequate Protection
On July 2, Paul Sternman (24) suffered a ground-fall of approximately 60 feet on Beware of Dog, a 5.l0d sport climb at ...
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2007
Fall Into Crevasse, Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Glacier
FALL INTO CREVASSE Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Glacier About 5:00 p.m. on July 7, rangers at Camp Muir were notified by ...
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2007
Fall on Rock—Dislocated Knee, Fall on Snow—Unable to Self-Arrest, Exceeding Abilities, Inability to Continue Due to Injuries, Trying to Please Others, Inadequate Communication, Washington, North Cascades, Mt. Baker, Spider/Formidable Couloir
FALL ON ROCK-DISLOCATED KNEE, FALL ON SNOW-UNABLE TO SELFARREST, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INABILITY TO CONTINUE DUE TO INJURIES, TRYING TO PLEASE ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, West Virginia, Nelson Rocks Preserve
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION West Virginia, Nelson Rocks Preserve West Virginia State Police say Amanda Joy Crawford was climbing ...
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2007
Fall on Snow—Ski Mountaineering, Wyoming, Grand Tetons
FALL ON SNOW-SKI MOUNTAINEERING Wyoming, Grand Tetons On March 2, while ski-mountaineering, Ben Morley (23) was descending an area near the Southwest ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Garnet Canyon
FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Garnet Canyon On July 22 at 1445, Teton Dispatch forwarded a cellphone caller to ...
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2007
Hand-Holds Broke Off—Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Direct Jensen Ridge
HAND-HOLDS BROKE OFF-FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Direct Jensen Ridge On August 5 about 1430, Exum Guide Mark Newcomb (39) ...
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2007
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Mount Bonneville
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED Wyoming, Wind River Range, Mount Bonneville On September 6, Ken Koski (56) fell to his ...
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2007
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  69   Number of Total       ...
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2007
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
 1951-2005 2006  Geographical Districts Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved                  CANADA        Alberta 520 142 1033     British ...
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2007