American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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365 Records

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One Mountain Thousand Summits, The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2
One Mountain Thousand Summits, The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2. Freddie Wilkinson. New American Library, 2010. 342 pages. ...
AAJ
Book Reviews
2011
Fail Falling
Fail Falling. Royal Robbins. California: Pink Mountain Press, 2010. 190 pages. Paperback. $19.95. Royal Robbins is writing his life story, and what a ...
AAJ
Book Reviews
2011
Climbing—Philosophy for Everyone; Because It's There
Climbing—Philosophy for Everyone: Because It’s There. Stephen E. Schmid, ed. Foreword by Hans Florine. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 256 pages. Paperback. $19.95 Eric ...
AAJ
Book Reviews
2011
Ron Fawcett Rock Athlete
Ron Fawcett Rock Athlete. Ron Fawcett, with Ed Douglas. Vertebrate Publishing, 2010. 256 pages. Color photographs. Hardcover. £20.00. Strawberries, Lord of the Flies, ...
AAJ
Book Reviews
2011
The Sunny Top of California: Sierra Nevada Poems and a Story
The Sunny Top of California: Sierra Nevada Poems and a Story. Norman Schaefer. La Alameda Press, 2010. 120 pages. Paperback. $14.00. A poem ...
AAJ
Book Reviews
2011
Unexpected: Thirty Years of Patagonia Catalog Photography
Unexpected: Thirty Years Of Patagonia Catalog Photography. Jane Sievert and Jennifer Ridgeway, eds. Patagonia Books, 2010. 213 pages. Hardcover. $49.00. The photographs collected ...
AAJ
Book Reviews
2011
Grasping for Heaven: Interviews with North American Mountaineers
Grasping for Heaven: Interviews with North American Mountaineers. Frederic Hartemann and Robert Hauptman. Foreword by Jan Reynolds. McFarland & Company, Inc., 2010. 224 ...
AAJ
Book Reviews
2011
Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbers and Nature at Risk
Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbers and Nature at Risk. Joseph E Taylor III. Harvard University Press, 2010. 384 pages. Hardcover. $29.95. ...
AAJ
Book Reviews
2011
Ross Bronson, 1946-2010
Ross Bronson, 1946-2010 We now-graying mountaineers remember well the climbing days with our Ross Bronson of yore: confident, skilled, and ...
AAJ
In Memoriam
2011
Rich Jack, 1948-2010
Rich Jack, 1948-2010 In 1987 I was the rock-climbing director of a Boy Scout Ranch outside of Fort Collins. I needed ...
AAJ
In Memoriam
2011
Christian William Pruchnic, 1968-2010
Christian William Pruchnic, 1968-2010 Chris Pruchnic died on November 20 as the result of an accident while climbing the All Mixed ...
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In Memoriam
2011
Joseph Nicholi Puryear, 1972-2010
Joseph Nicholi Puryear, 1973-2010 On October 27, 2010, while unroped on a ridgecrest low on unclimbed Labuche Kang in Tibet, Joe Puryear ...
AAJ
In Memoriam
2011
Lorna Ream, 1930-2010
Lorna Ream, 1930-2010 In the fall of 1965, I was a restless 17-year old growing up in Spokane, Washington, and trying ...
AAJ
In Memoriam
2011
Douglas Craig Zimmerman, 1957-2010
Douglas Craig Zimmerman, 1957-2010 Whether in the mountains, working on his farmhouse, or enjoying a short hike, Doug Zimmerman was ...
AAJ
In Memoriam
2011
A.A.C., Alaska Section
Alaska Section. Our Section celebrated the summer of 2010 by commencing construction of the new hut on the edge of the ...
AAJ
Club Activities
2011
A.A.C., Sierra Nevada Section
Sierra Nevada Section. The Sierra Nevada Section was pleased to welcome over 130 new members, bringing total membership to over 800. The ...
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Club Activities
2011
A.A.C., Southwest Section
Southwest Section. We had three events in 2010, finishing strongly with a successful winter dinner after a climbing day in April ...
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Club Activities
2011
A.A.C., Northern Rockies Section
Northern Rockies Section. The Northern Rockies Section started out the year with its 2nd annual Sun Valley Dinner on January 7 ...
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Club Activities
2011
A.A.C., Wyoming Section
Wyoming Section. The Section was active in 2010 as it continued to spread the word about the value of the AAC ...
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Club Activities
2011
A.A.C., Great Lakes Section
Great Lakes Section. In January the first Ice Pit Festival was held in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where 110-foot vertical walls ...
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Club Activities
2011
A.A.C., New England Section
New England Section. On March 20 the New England Section held its 14th annual Formal Dinner at the elegant Henderson House ...
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Club Activities
2011
A.A.C., New York Section
New York Section. In 2010 the New York Section of the American Alpine Club continued its upward trajectory as new records ...
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Club Activities
2011
A.A.C., Blue Ridge Section
Blue Ridge Section. In 2010 the Blue Ridge Section continued to meet at the Rhodeside Tavern in Rosslyn, Virginia. In April ...
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Club Activities
2011
A.A.C., Southern Appalachian Section
Southern Appalachian Section. The primary objective for the new Southern Appalachian Section was to establish itself as relevant to AAC ...
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Club Activities
2011
A.A.C., Deep South Section
Deep South Section. Our Section is plugging along with three AAC Ambassadors in place: Jay Love (Athens, Georgia), Frank Nederhand (...
AAJ
Club Activities
2011
Pik 4,810m, Northwest Face
It was my sixth visit to the Karavshin. Our group of five arrived when the season was in full swing. ...
AAJ
Climbs And Expeditions
2011
Accidents in North American Mountaineering, Sixty-fourth Annual Report of The American Alpine Club
Canada: Data and narratives not available from 2010. Visit alpineclubof- canada.ca/services/safety/index.html for information on the Alpine ...
ANAM 2011
Avalanche, Underestimated Hazard, Poor Position
About mid-day on February 27, we (author and two others) parked at Miller Creek and began skinning up through sustained high ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
HAPE, Ascending Too Fast, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HAPE, ASCENDING TOO FAST Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress An eight-member expedition climbed from 7,200 feet to 14,200 feet in three days ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Climbing Unroped, Poor Position, Alaska, Mount McKinley, Kahiltna Glacier
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, CLIMBING UNROPED, POOR POSITION Alaska, Mount McKinley, Kahiltna Glacier On May 16, French mountaineer Pascal ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
HAPE and HACE, Ascending Too Fast, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
HAFE and HACE, ASCENDING TOO FAST Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress After a rapid ascent to 14,200 foot camp on the ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone and Unroped, Placed No Protection
On May 26, solo climber Luc Benoit (40) sustained an un-roped fall of approximately 1000 feet down the West Rib. The next day ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Avalanche
On May 24, four members of an expedition were flown on to the Ruth Glacier with the intent to climb several ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Ice/Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Placed Inadequate Protection
On June 7, Belgian climber Joris Van Reeth of Borgerhout (27) was killed in a fall while climbing the Cassin Ridge. He ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Snow — Ski Mountaineering, Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress
FALL ON SNOW - SKI MOUNTAINEERING Alaska, Mount McKinley, West Buttress On June 28 at 1315, a climber (32) fell while skiing down ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Bee Swarm — Stranded
On August 11, a rock climber was stung more than 1,000 times when he and his three partners encountered a beehive about 6:30 ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Rockfall, Fall on Rock, Belayer Lost Control When Struck by Rock, Arizona, Prescott National Forest, Granite Mountain
ROCKFALL, FALL ON ROCK, BELAYER LOST CONTROL WHEN STRUCK BY ROCK Arizona, Prescott National Forest, Granite Mountain On December 12, Elise ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Slack Rope, Arkansas, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
FALL ON ROCK, SLACK ROPE Arkansas, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch My wife Kylie and I (age unknown) were climbing at Horseshoe ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Climber Caused Fracture of Ice Dam, Fall on Ice, Climbing Unroped
On February 16, Christy McIntire (31) and Victor Lawson (37) were ice climbing in Lee Vining Canyon, just east of Tuolumne Meadows. They ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
HACE, Weather, California, Mount Shasta Wilderness
HACE, WEATHER California, Mount Shasta Wilderness Two experienced 26-year-old climbers (Mr. Thomas and Mr. Tom Bennett) were spending the weekend ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite National Park, Middle Cathedral
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION\ California, Yosemite National Park, Middle Cathedral On May 6, I took a lead fall way bigger ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Rappel Rigging Error — Fall on Rock, Distraction, California, Yosemite Valley, Serenity Crack
RAPPEL RIGGING ERROR – FALL ON ROCK, DISTRACTION California, Yosemite Valley, Serenity Crack On May 7, Brian Ellis (31) and Japhy Dhungana (25), his ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Protection Failure — Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite, El Capitan
PROTECTION FAILURE –FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Yosemite, EI Capitan In May, Jean-Noel “Jano” Crouzat (48), an experienced French guide, ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay Anchor/Lowering Error — Nylon-on-Nylon, California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY ANCHOR/LOWERING ERROR – NYLON-ON-NYLON California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches On May 21, Curtis Rappe (24) climbed a ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Self-Belay Error, Mistake With Ascenders, "Summit Fever," California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK, SELF-BELAY ERROR, MISTAKE WITH ASCENDERS, "SUMMIT FEVER" California, Yosemite Valley, EI Capitan In late afternoon on June 3, ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Stranded on Descent — Unable to Ascend Rope, Inadequate Self-Rescue Skills, Communications Problems over Distance, California, Yosemite Valley, Sons of Yesterday
STRANDED ON DESCENT – UNABLE TO ASCEND ROPE, INADEQUATE SELFRESCUE SKILLS, COMMUNICATIONS PROBLEMS OVER DISTANCE California, Yosemite Valley, Sons of Yesterday ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Free-Soloing, California, Yosemite — Tuolumne Meadows, Cathedral Peak
FALL ON ROCK, FREE-SOLOING California, Yosemite – Tuolumne Meadows, Cathedral Peak On the afternoon of July 9th, rangers received a report ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock — Belay Failure (Unsecured Rope, Distraction), No Helmet, California, Yosemite Valley, Five Open Books
FALL ON ROCK – BELAY FAILURE (UNSECURED ROPE, DISTRACTION), NO HELMET California, Yosemite Valley, Five Open Books On August 11, my brothers, ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Falling Rock — Block Came Off, Fall on Rock — Inadequate Protection, Bad Luck/Good Luck, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALLING ROCK - BLOCK CAME OFF, FALL ON ROCK – INADEQUATE PROTECTION, BAD LUCK/GOOD LUCK California, Yosemite Valley, EI Capitan ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock — Misjudged Pendulum, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK - MISJUDGED PENDULUM California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On Sept. 18, Toni Alegre (42) and Jorge Lantero (43) started climbing ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011