American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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404 Records

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Falling Rock—Pulled Loose by Climbing Ropes, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge
FALLING ROCK–PULLED LOOSE BY CLIMBING ROPES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge On August 8, two climbers were descending ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Climbing Alone, Fatigue, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, CLIMBING ALONE, FATIGUE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On August 19 about 7:30 ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Overconfidence, Colorado, Durango
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, OVERCONFIDENCE Colorado, Durango After 17 years of rock climbing, bad judgment finally caught up with me. ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out—Inadequate Protection, Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve, Buzzard's Perch
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT–INADEQUATE PROTECTION Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve, Buzzard's Perch On September 26 at 5:45 p....
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out—Inadequate Protection, Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve, Bath Rock
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT–INADEQUATE PROTECTION Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve, Bath Rock On June 27 around 11 a....
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Placed Inadequate Protection, Maine, Acadia National Park, Champlain Mountain
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION Maine, Acadia National Park, Champlain Mountain The following is derived from ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Montana, Glacier National Park, Gendarme
FALL ON ROCK Montana, Glacier National Park, Gendarme On July 3, rangers from Glacier National Park and wardens from Canada’s ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Clothing, North Carolina, Shortoff Mountain, Little Corner
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE CLOTHING North Carolina, Shortoff Mountain, Little Corner On Saturday March 17, M. McNeely (age unknown) and her ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, North Carolina, Crowders Mountain State Park, Red Wall
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION North Carolina, Crowders Mountain State Park, Red Wall Late in the afternoon of May 13, D. ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Lowering Failure—No Belay or Backup, North Carolina, Little Pinnacle, Pilot Mountain State Park
FALL ON ROCK, LOWERING FAILURE–NO BELAY OR BACKUP North Carolina, Little Pinnacle, Pilot Mountain State Park On May 23, a ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Rappel Error—Rappelled Off of End of Rope, No Knot in End of Ropes, Darkness, Communication Breakdown, Nevada, Red Rocks, Oak Creek Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL ERROR–RAPPELLED OFF END OF ROPE, NO KNOT IN END OF ROPES, DARKNESS, COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN Nevada, ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Snow/Ice, Inadequate Equipment—Ice Ax on Pack Instead of in Hands, Darkness, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Tuckerman Ravine
FALL ON SNOW/ICE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT–ICE AX ON PACK INSTEAD OF IN HANDS, DARKNESS New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Tuckerman ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Avalanche, Poor Position, Failure to Heed Avalanche Warning, Inadequate Equipment, New Hampshire, Huntington Ravine
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION, FAILURE TO HEED AVALANCHE WARNING, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT New Hampshire, Huntington Ravine On December 20th three climbers were ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Rappel Error—Rappelled Off End of Rope, No Auto-Block and No Knots in Ends of Rope
On October 7 about 2:30 p.m., Dennis Luther (40s), an experienced climber, fell about 200 feet to his death from an advanced ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Various Falls on Rock, Inadequate Belays, Inadequate Protection, Poor Position, and Exceeding Abilities, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAYS, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, POOR POSITION, AND EXCEEDING ABILITIES New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks We received ...
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2008
Fall on Ice, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside On January 27, an experienced Mazama Club climbing leader (65) was ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Snow, Inadequate Navigation Skills, Unable to Self-Arrest—Ice Axes on Packs Instead of in Hand, Weather, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside
FALL ON SNOW, INADEQUATE NAVIGATION SKILLS, UNABLE TO SELF- ARREST–ICE AXES ON PACKS INSTEAD OF IN HAND, WEATHER Oregon, ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Crusty Snow—"Caught" a Crampon While Descending, Party Separated, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside
FALL ON CRUSTY SNOW-"CAUGHT" A CRAMPON WHILE DESCENDING, PARTY SEPARATED Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside On May 20, professional guide Joe ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Snow, "Caught" a Crampon While Descending, Unable to Self-Arrest, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside
FALL ON SNOW, "CAUGHT" A CRAMPON WHILE DESCENDING, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside On July 29, a climber (45) caught ...
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2008
Fall on Snow—Unable to Self-Arrest, Party Separated, Climbing Unroped, No Hard Hat, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside
FALL ON SNOW-UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, PARTY SEPARATED, CLIMBING UNROPED, NO HARD HAT Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside On September 7, while ascending ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Oregon, Smith Rock State Park
FALL ON ROCK Oregon, Smith Rock State Park On Sunday morning, November 4, Jim Anglin (55) was descending into the Lower Gorge ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Ice, Gear Racked Randomly, Fatigue, Failure to Listen to Instincts, Possible Senility, South Dakota, Spearfish Canyon
FALL ON ICE, GEAR RACKED RANDOMLY, FATIGUE, FAILURE TO LISTEN TO INSTINCTS, POSSIBLE SENILITY South Dakota, Spearfish Canyon February 6. Aging ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock—Improper Use of Harness (Tied into Gear Loop), Inadequate Protection, Inadequate Belay, Inexperienced, Texas, Reimers Ranch County Park, Dead Cat's Wall
FALL ON ROCK-IMPROPER USE OF HARNESS (TIED INTO GEAR LOOP), INADEQUATE PROTECTION, INADEQUATE BELAY, INEXPERIENCED Texas, Reimers Ranch County Park, ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Avalanche, Poor Position, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Pfeifferhorn
AVALANCE, POOR POSITION Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Pfeifferhorn On February 3, Brian Dutton (42) and Joe Bullough (42) attempted to climb the East ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out—Quality of Rock, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Hellgate, Cliffs
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT-QUAL1TY OF ROCK Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Hellgate Cliffs On August 4, Daniel Filler (21) suffered ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Falling Rocks—Dislodged by Pulling on Rope, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Church Vaults
FALLING ROCKS-DISLODGED BY PULLING ON ROPE Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Church Vaults On September 3, Gary Wholfarth (43) and two friends had ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, Faulty Use of Crampons, Washington, Mount Adams
LOSS OF CONTROL-VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS Washington, Mount Adams On June 24, a climber (38), who had summited Mount Adams ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Ice—Caused Shoulder Dislocation, Washington, Mount Rainier, Kautz Glacier
FALL ON ICE-CAUSED SHOULDER DISLOCATION Washington, Mount Rainier, Kautz Glacier On July 25th, the fifth day of a successful expedition ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall into Crevasse (Bridge Collapse)—Dislocated Shoulder, Washington, Mount Rainier, Emmons Glacier
FALL INTO CREVASSE (BRIDGE COLLAPSE)-DISLOCATED SHOULDER Washington, Mount Rainier, Emmons Glacier On July 28th, an RMI client (38) fell a ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Wrong Type of Boots, No Spotter, Washington, Washington Pass, Liberty Bell
FALL ON ROCK, WRONG TYPE OF BOOTS, NO SPOTTER Washington, Washington Pass, Liberty Bell I have been climbing since the ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Lost—Weather, Inadequate Equipment, Washington, Mount Rainier, Muir Snowfield
LOST-WEATHER, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Washington, Mount Rainier, Muir snowfield On Sunday, September 16th at 6:00 p.m., Chris Stanko and Alex Mondau ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Ice, Climbing Gear in Packs—Climbing Unroped, Washington, Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, Sherpa Peak
FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING GEAR IN PACKS-CLIMBING UNROPED Washington, Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, Sherpa Peak On September 25, Otto Vaclavek (53) died ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Carabiner Came off Sling, Exceeding Abilities, West Virginia, New River Gorge, Beauty Mountain
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, CARABINER CAME OFF SLING, EXCEEDING ABILITIES West Virginia, New River Gorge National Park, Beauty Mountain ...
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2008
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, West Virginia, New River Gorge, Endless Wall
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION West Virginia, New River Gorge, Endless Wall On November 12, rangers and Fayette County Emergency Services ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Snow/Ice from Anchor Point—Apparent Anchor Failure Due to External Forces
FALL ON SNOW/ICE FROM ANCHOR POINT-APPARENT ANCHOR FAILURE DUE TO EXTERNAL FORCES Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Falling Rock—Handhold Pulled Off, Fall on Rock, Haste, No Hard Hat, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Base of Irene's Arête
FALLING ROCK-HANDHOLD PULLED OFF, FALL ON ROCK, HASTE, NO HARD HAT Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Base of Irene's Arete ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Equipment, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Moran
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Moran On July 28th, Alison Arnold (53) fell approximately ten ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Falling Rock—Thrown from Ledge, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Leg Lake Cirque
FALLING ROCK-THROWN FROM RIDGE Wyoming, Wind River Range, Leg lake Cirque On August 11, Luke Rodolph (23) stood on the rim of ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection at Rappel Anchor, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION AT RAPPEL ANCHOR Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton At approximately 1500 on August 15, Teton ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Falling Rock—Dislodged by Climber, Off Route, Benighted, Exceeding Abilities, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Owen
FALLING ROCK-DISLODGED BY CLIMBER, OFF ROUTE, BENIGHTED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mount Owen On August 29 at 1300, I ...
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Accident Reports
2008
Fall on Rock—Dislocated Shoulder, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire
FALL ON ROCK-DISLOCATED SHOULDER Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire At 1330 on September 11, the Exum Mountain Guides’ office received ...
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Accident Reports
2008
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   Number of Accidents ...
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2008
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
 1951-2006  2007    Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved Number of Accidents Deaths Total Persons Involved  Geographical        Districts        CANADA*        Alberta 520 142 1033     British ...
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2008
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
 1951-06 USA 1959-04 CAN. 2007 USA 2007 CAN.        Terrain  Rock 4378 528 75   Snow 2304 355 32   Ice 259 158 7   River 14 3 0   Unknown 22 10 0   Ascent or Descent  Ascent 2926 587 68   Descent 2227 371 46   Unknown 249 13 0   OtherNB- 7 0 0   Immediate ...
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2008