American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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392 Records

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Fall on Ice, Solo Climbing, British Columbia, Canadian Rockies, Haffner Creek
FALL ON ICE, SOLO CLIMBING British Columbia, Canadian Rockies, Haffner Creek On December 18, CC was solo ice climbing in Haffner ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Climbing Alone, Unroped, Inadequate Food and Equipment, Inexperience, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
UNITED STATES CLIMBING ALONE, UNROPED, INADEQUATE FOOD AND EQUIPMENT, INEXPERIENCE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On May 21, Gerald Myers (41), a ...
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Accident Reports
2010
HAPE, Failure to Turn Back, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HAPE, FAILURE TO TURN BACK Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On May 11, a guided client (52) first started experiencing a productive ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Poor Position, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED, POOR POSITION Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On May 26, a climber (33) was descending un-roped with ...
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Accident Reports
2010
"Interfering with Agency Function" — Unnecessary Helicopter Evacuation, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
INTERFERING WITH AGENCY FUNCTION" – UNNECESSARY HELICOPTER EVACUATION Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 1st, a female Lithuanian climber (47) was ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock, Weather, Inexperience, Alaska, Moose's Tooth, Ham and Eggs
FALL ON ROCK, WEATHER, INEXPERIENCE Alaska, Moose's Tooth, Ham and Eggs On May 11, a climber fell about 60 feet while climbing ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Snow/Ice, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Rib
FALL ON SNOW/ICE Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Rib On June 11, two climbers (36 and 39, US) died of injuries sustained during ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Inadequate Food, No Working Stoves, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Cassin Ridge
INADEQUATE FOOD, NO WORKING STOVES Alaska, Mount McKinley, Cassin Ridge On June 11, two climbers (38 and 40) attempting the Cassin Ridge requested ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Avalanche, Fall on Snow — Ski Mountaineering, Ignored Recent Avalanche Activity, Misjudged Snowpack, Using Ski-Cuts to Estimate Stability, Trying to Stick to a Schedule, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress, Rescue Gully
AVALANCHE, FALL ON SNOW – SKI MOUNTAINEERING, IGNORED RECENT AVALANCHE ACTIVITY, MISJUDGED SNOWPACK, USING SKI- CUTS TO ESTIMATE STABILITY, TRYING TO ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Various Medical Problems, Alaska, Mount McKinley
VARIOUS MEDICAL PROBLEMS Alaska, Mount McKinley During the 2009 season, there were several medical incidents (including the HAPE report above). These ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Loose Rocks (Sedimentary) Came Off, Fall on Rock, Arizona, Mount Lemmon, Chimney Rock
LOOSE ROCKS (SEDIMENTARY) CAME OFF, FALL ON ROCK Arizona, Mount Lemmon, Chimney Rock On April 151 (Tom Thrall, 58) was on the ...
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Accident Reports
2010
False Alarm, Arizona, Grand Canyon
FALSE ALARM Arizona, Grand Canyon On the evening of September 23rd, rangers began a search for hikers who repeatedly activated ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Various Falls — Unable to Self-Arrest while Glissading, Faulty Use of Crampons (3), Out of Control Fall, California, Mount Shasta
VARIOUS FALLS – UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST WHILE GLISSADING, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS (3), OUT OF CONTROL FALL California, Mount Shasta On January 18, ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Avalanche, California, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome
AVALANCHE California, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome On Sunday, March 15, an experienced South Korean mountain climber Jun Ho Wang (38) was ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock (2), No Hard Hat, California, Joshua Tree National Park, Hidden Valley
FALL ON ROCK (2), NO HARD HAT California, Joshua Tree National Park, Hidden Valley About 4:00 p.m. on March 15, Curtis “Woody” ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Stranded — Benighted, Exposure — Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Late Start
On April 13, Steve (45), Will (23), and Brent (22) set out to climb the classic Lost Arrow Spire (two pitches, 5.8/5.10 A2). Steve had ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock — Short Fixing without a Self-Belay, Inadequate Protection — Failure to Test Aid Placement, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK – SHORT FIXING WITHOUT A SELF-BELAY, INADEQUATE PROTECTION – FAILURE TO TEST AID PLACEMENT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan. ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, No Hard Hat, California Tuolumne Meadows, Cathedral Peak
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT California, Tuolumne Meadows, Cathedral Peak On July 1 Shannon (29) and Margie (28) climbed part ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock — Slack in Rope while Simul-Climbing, California, Yosemite National Park, Commitment
FALL ON ROCK – SLACK IN ROPE WHILE SIMUL-CLIMBING California, Yosemite National Park, Commitment On June 17, Floyd (47), an experienced climber, was ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection
On June 26, Holly (32) and her partner Jeff were climbing the first pitch of The Nose when she took a 40-foot ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Stranded, Climbing Alone, Inadequate Equipment, Not on Any Known Route, California, Yosemite National Park, Marmot Done
STRANDED, CLIMBING ALONE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, NOT ON ANY KNOWN ROUTE California, Yosemite National Park, Marmot Dome Park dispatch received a ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock — Off Route, Inadequate Protection, No Helmet, California, Mono County, Inyo National Forest, Third Pillar of Dana
FALL ON ROCK – OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HELMET California, Mono County, Inyo National Forest, Third Pillar of Dana On ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Falling Rock — Fall on Rock, California, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Mount Whitney
FALLING ROCK – FALL ON ROCK California, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Mount Whitney On October 3rd, two men were ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock — Haste, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock
FALL ON ROCK – HASTE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock On October 3, Jake Martin (29) and I (30) decided to ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock — Belay Failure, No Stopper Knot, Distraction, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK – BELAY FAILURE, NO STOPPER KNOT, DISTRACTION California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On October 8, Nicolas Lebaut (29) and Davina ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Darkness - Stranded, California, Pinnacles National Monument, Condor Crag
DARKNESS – STRANDED California, Pinnacles National Monument, Condor Crag On the evening of November 15th, park staff assisted two climbers down ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock, Gear Sling Caught on Cam During Fall — Strangulating Climber, California, Kings Canyon National Park, Obelisk
FALL ON ROCK, GEAR SLING CAUGHT ON CAM DURING FALL – STRANGULATING CLIMBER California, Kings Canyon National Park, Obelisk My name ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Stranded Climber, Exceeding Abilities, Inadequate Clothing, Equipment and Food and Climbing Unroped, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge
STRANDED CLIMBER, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INADEQUATE CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT AND FOOD AND CLIMBING UNROPED Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge A ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Rappel Error — Threaded Ropes Incorrectly, Fall on Rock, Colorado, Garden of the Gods, Red Twin Spire
RAPPEL ERROR – THREADED ROPES INCORRECTLY, FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Garden of the Gods, Red Twin Spire During the afternoon on ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Rappelling Error — Uneven Ropes, Haste, Colorado, Ouray Ice Park, New Frontier
RAPPELLING ERROR – UNEVEN ROPES, HASTE Colorado, Ouray Ice Park, New Frontier A climber rappelled off the end of his rope ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock, Rope Pulled Through Belay Device, Colorado, Clear Creek Canyon, Wall of the 90's
FALL ON ROCK, ROPE PULLED THROUGH BELAY DEVICE Colorado, Clear Creek Canyon, Wall of the 90's On March 10, I (36) had ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall or Slip on Ice, Inadequate Protection — Running Rope Threaded Through Webbing, Webbing Failed, Colorado, Vail, Rigid Designator
FALL OR SLIP ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION – RUNNING ROPE THREADED THROUGH WEBBING, WEBBING FAILED Colorado, Vail, Rigid Designator Late on ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall or Slip on Rock, Rock Flake Came Off, Placed Inadequate Protection, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, West Ridge
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, ROCK FLAKE CAME OFF, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, West Ridge On ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Climbing Alone, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Flattop Mountain
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, CLIMBING ALONE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Flattop Mountain On May 11 between 1100 and 1200, a ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Avalon Crag
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Avalon Crag On the morning of Monday June 15, a 17-year-old male was ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Snow, Colorado, Capitol Peak, Northwest Ridge
FALL ON SNOW Colorado, Capitol Peak, Northwest Ridge On Friday July 10, James Flowers (47), an experienced climber from Colorado Springs, and ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Off Route, Fall on Rock, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge
OFF ROUTE, FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge My partner and I (ages not recorded) were ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Rockfall, Fall on Rock, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Redgarden Wall
ROCKFALL, FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Redgarden Wall I was on pitch 4 of Rewritten (5.7) on August 1 when the party ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay — Rope Ran Through Device and No Knot in Rope Ends
On August 19, 2009, a 29-year-old woman and her partner were climbing on a route, possibly Trick or Treat (5.8), a ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection and Too Much Time to Place Protection, Colorado, Lovers Leap
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION and TOO MUCH TIME TO PLACE PROTECTION Colorado, Lovers Leap On September 6, Greg (40s), Mike (30...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protection, Protection Pulled Out, Exceeded Abilities, Colorado, Clear Creek Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Clear Creek Canyon Sept. 13th. It was a ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Inadequate Belay, Climber Lowered Off End of Rope, Inadequate Equipment — Rope Too Short, Colorado, Clear Creek Canyon, Highlander Crag
INADEQUATE BELAY, CLIMBER LOWERED OFF END OF ROPE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT — ROPE TOO SHORT Colorado, Clear Creek Canyon, Highlander Crag On ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Foothold Broke Off — Fall on Rock, Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve, Castle Rock
FOOTHOLD BROKE OFF – FALL ON ROCK Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve, Castle Rock On May 21 at 11:45 a.m., volunteer ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay — Rope Too Skinny for Belay Device (Grigri), Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Torrent Falls
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY - ROPE TOO SKINNY FOR BELAY DEVICE (GRIGRI) Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Torrent Falls On ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Avalanche, Possible Poor Position Choice
On Thursday morning, December 10th, at 0700 a group of 24 (12 teams) participants lined up in the Grotto Falls parking lot for ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Ice, No Experience, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge
FALL ON ICE, NO EXPERIENCE New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge In February, two inexperienced climbers in their early 20s (never climbed ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Avalanche, Unable to Self-Arrest, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Tuckerman Ravine
AVALANCHE, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Tuckerman Ravine On April 11, Daniel Zucker (46) from Danville, VT, and Tim Finnocchio (31), ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Snow — Unable to Self-Arrest, New Hampshire, Tuckerman Ravine, Left Gully
FALL ON SNOW - UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST New Hampshire, Tuckerman Ravine, Left gully On March 14, a woman fell approximately 1,200 feet ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Ice — Unable to Self-Arrest, New Hampshire, Huntington Ravine, Central Gully
FALL ON ICE - UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST New Hampshire, Huntington Ravine, Central Gully Approximately 15 minutes after being notified of the ...
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Accident Reports
2010
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay — Lowering Error, New Hampshire, Rumney, Armed and Dangerous
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY – LOWERING ERROR New Hampshire, Rumney, Armed and Dangerous On Today (April 19) on the route Armed ...
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Accident Reports
2010