American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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384 Records

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Fall on Snow — Loss of Control on Voluntary Glissade, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Lion's Head Winter Route
FALL ON SNOW – LOSS OF CONTROL ON VOLUNTARY GLISSADE New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Lion's Head Winter route On March 3, a ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Avalance, Poor Position, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine During the afternoon of March 30, two climbers (ages unknown) emerged from ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Failure of Nut
In August, Christopher Townsend (27), an experienced climber from Cambridge, Massachusetts, took a 20-foot fall that left him hanging unconscious on ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Falls on Rock (16), Falling Rock (1), Rappel Error (1), Inadequate Protection (10), Protectin Pulled out (4) Inadequate Belay (3), No Hard Hat (1), New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawnagunks, Various Routes
FALLS ON ROCK (16), FALLING ROCK (1), RAPPEL ERROR (1), INADEQUATE PROTECTION (10), PROTECTION PULLED OUT (4), INADEQUATE BELAY (3), NO HARD HAT (1) New York, Mohonk ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall or Slip on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Fatigue, Darkness, North Carolina, Linville Gorge Wilderness, Shortoff Mountain, Paradise Alley
FALL OR SUP ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, FATIGUE, DARKNESS North Carolina, Linville Gorge Wilderness, Shortoff Mountain, Paradise Alley ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Slip on Rock — Failure to Test Holds, Cam Pulled out Placed Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilities, North Carolina, Jackson County, Grays Ridge
SLIP ON ROCK – FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS, CAM PULLED OUT, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES North Carolina, Jackson County, Gray's ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall or Slip on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Inexperienced, North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY, INEXPERIENCED North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock On May 8, a male climber (31) and his ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Inappropriate Call to 911, North Carolina, Rumbling Bald, Drivin and Cryin
FALL ON ROCK, INAPPROPRIATE CALL TO 911 North Carolina, Rumbling Bald, Drivin and Cryin On May 21, while preparing to climb, an ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fatigue, Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park — Moores Wall, Dolphin Head
FATIGUE, FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park – Moores Wall, Dolphin Head On May 25, Chris Hagwood (42) ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Inadequate Protection — Nut Pulled Out, Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, Second Coming
INADEQUATE PROTECTION – NUT PULLED OUT, FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, Second Coming On July 28, ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside On July 5, Erik Heerlein (35), a climber from South Carolina, fell approximately 200 ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Falling Rock, Weather, Late Start, Oregon, Mount Hood, Cooper Spur
FALLING ROCK, WEATHER, LATE START Oregon, Mount Hood, Cooper Spur On July 27, Dr. Gary Lee (55), an experienced climber, and his ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Climbing Alone, Exceeding Abilities, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, CLIMBING ALONE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside On October 19, Chris Biddle (30), a novice ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Ice, Rope Severed on Jagged Rocks, Pensylvania, Toby Creek, Buttermilk Falls
FALL ON ICE, ROPE SEVERED ON JAGGED ROCKS Pennsylvania, Toby Creek, Buttermilk Falls Police in Luzerne County say Luke Wolfgang (...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Pennsylvania, Tohickon Valley Park
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED Pennsylvania, Tohickon Valley Park Joseph McDevitt (26) was in serious condition yesterday after plunging at least 70 ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock — Rappel Error (Uneven Ropes), South Dakota, Needles, Moonlight Ridge
FALL ON ROCK – RAPPEL ERROR (UNEVEN ROPES) South Dakota, Needles, Moonlight Ridge Another climbing legend passed on today. On June 24, ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Utah, Zion National Park, Moonlight Buttress
FALL ON ROCK Utah, Zion National Park, Moonlight Buttress Early on the afternoon of March 24th, a climber (40) who was ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock — Rappel Error, Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon
FALL ON ROCK - RAPPEL ERROR Utah, Big cottonwood Canyon On May 5, a man (22) rappelling in Big Cottonwood Canyon survived ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Protection, Exceed Abilities, No Hard Hat, Utah, Indian Creek, Cat Wall
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, NO HARD HAT Utah, Indian Creek, Cat Wall On May 17, ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay — Unfamiliar with Belay Device, Utah, Maple Canyon, Minimum Crag
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY – UNFAMILIAR WITH BELAY DEVICE Utah, Maple Canyon, Minimum Crag On July 13, Paul R. (47) fell 50 to 60 ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Ascenders Attached Incorrectly — Rope Severed, Utah, Zion National Park, Touchstone Wall
FALL ON ROCK, ASCENDERS ATTACHED INCORRECTLY – ROPE SEVERED Utah, Zion National Park, Touchstone Wall Shortly after 2:00 p.m. on October 17...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall into Crevasse, Washington, Mount Rainier, Enroute to Wilson Headwall
FALL INTO CREVASSE Washington, Mount Rainier, enroute to Wilson Headwall On the morning of May 4th, three climbers left Camp ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Party Separated on Summit — Whiteout, Washington, Mount Rainier
PARTY SEPARATED ON SUMMIT – WHITEOUT Washington, Mount Rainier On May 4th, two climbers left Paradise at 9:00 p.m. with the ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Weather — Stranded, Washington, Mount Rainier
WEATHER - STRANDED Washington, Mount Rainier Two climbers, Mrs. Mariana Burceag and Mr. Daniel Vlad (ages unknown), suffering from hypothermia ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock — Scrambling with Full Pack, Weather and Fall off Log, Stream Crossing, Washington, North Cascads National Park, Inspiration Traverse
FALL ON ROCK – SCRAMBLING WITH FULL PACK, WEATHER and FALL OFF LOG – STREAM CROSSING Washington, North Cascades National Perk, Inspiration ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall from a Snow-Covered Boulder, Washington, North Cascades, National Park, Eldorado Peak
FALL FROM A SNOW-COVERED BOULDER Washington, North Cascades National Park, Eldorado Peak On July 18th, a party of four mountaineers ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Snow , Climbing Alone, Washington, Mount Adams
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE Washington, Mount Adams On October 18, Derek Mamoyac (27) fell as he was descending after reaching Piker’...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock – Protection Pulled Out
In late May, a rock climber was rescued after falling about 40 feet. The 20-year-old man was taken by helicopter to ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, West Virginia, New River Gorge Central Endless Buttress, Kaymoor Slab
STRANDED – UNABLE TO FREE RAPPEL ROPE, WEATHER, HYPOTHERMIA Wyoming, Devil's Tower On the evening of May 23 rd, the park received ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park In late May, a rock climber was rescued after ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Stranded — Unable to Free Rappel Rope, Weather, Hypothermia, Wyoming Devil's Tower
STRANDED - UNABLE TO FREE RAPPEL ROPE, WEATHER, HYPOTHERMIA Wyoming, Devil's Tower On the evening of May 23 rd, the park ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Snow — Unable to Kick Steps, Unable to Self-Arrest (Soft/Slushy Snow), Fatigue, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Teewinot
FALL ON SNOW – UNABLE TO KICK STEPS, UNABLE TO SELF–ARREST (SOFT/ SLUSHY SNOW), FATIGUE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Probable Unique Weather Event, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Lower Exum
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE, PROBABLE UNIQUE WEATHER EVENT Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Lower Exum On July 19, ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Overdue — Climbing Alone, Fall on Snow, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Avalanche Canyon
OVERDUE - CLIMBING ALONE, FALL ON SNOW, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Avalanche Canyon On August 5, Patty Felder contacted park ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Rappel Error — Fall to Ground, Unfamiliar with Equipment, Wyoming Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
RAPPEL ERROR - FALL TO GROUND, UNFAMILIAR WITH EQUIPMENT Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Around 1330 on August 7, Merry ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Snow — Unable to Self-Arrest, Improper Ice Ax Technique, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Gilkey Tower
FALL ON SNOW - UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, IMPROPER ICE AX TECHNIQUE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Gilkey Tower On August 9 ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay — Improper Use of Belay Device Wyoming, Sinks Canyon, Killer Cave, Elmo's Fish
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY - IMPROPER USE OF BELAY DEVICE Wyoming, Sinks Canyon, Killer Cave, Elmo's Fish At 2:55 P....
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Accident Reports
2009
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I
 Number of Total       Accidents Reported 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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Accident Tables
2009
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II
 1951-2007 2008     Total   Total  Geographical Number of  Persons Number of  Persons  Districts Accidents Deaths Involved Accidents Deaths Involved  CANADA*        Alberta 520 142 1033     British ...
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Accident Tables
2009
Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table III
 1951-07 1959-05 2008 2008   USA CAN. USA CAN.  Terrain      Rock 4453 528 77   Snow 2336 355 31   Ice 267 15 3   River 14 3 1   Unknown 22 10 0   Ascent or Descent      Ascent 2994 587 82   Descent 2273 371 29   Unknown 249 13 1   OtherN.B. 7 0 0   ...
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Accident Tables
2009
Signuniang National Park Permit Issues
[ Editor’s note: Pat Goodman won a 2009 Lyman Spitzer Cutting-Edge Award from the AAC. This report on his permit frustrations ...
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Climbs And Expeditions
2009
Rocky Ak-su, north face, Odessa route, second ascent; Direct North Face, third ascent
From July 27 to August 5 Eugeniy Bashkirtsev and Denis Veretenin, from Irkutsk in Siberia, made the second ascent of the Odessa ...
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Climbs And Expeditions
2009
Farol Far East (6,200m), First Ascent, and Other Ascents
The Swiss team of Simon Riediker, Mirco Stalder, and I completed several routes in the Charakusa Valley, including the first ...
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Climbs And Expeditions
2009
Siguniang National Park permit challenges
[ Editor’s note: Pat Goodman won a 2009 Lyman Spitzer Cutting-Edge Award from the AAC. This report on his permit frustrations ...
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Climbs And Expeditions
2009