American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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365 Records

Title Publication Year
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 ...
AAJ
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 ...
AAJ
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 ...
AAJ
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 ...
AAJ
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 ...
ANAM
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 ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock — Failure to Belay Thumb, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK - FAILURE TO BELAY THUMB California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On Oct 12, Matt Krueger (41) and I, John ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock — Belay Failure (Unsecured Rope, Distraction), California, Yosemite Valley, Churchbowl
FALL ON ROCK - BELAY FAILURE (UNSECURED ROPE, DISTRACTION) California, Yosemite Valley, Churchbowl On Nov. 6, Betsey (20) and I, Mike (19), (pseudonyms) ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Ice, Ice Pillar Fractured
On January 12, MM (34) and KS partnered up to climb a 35-meter pillar of ice known as The Fang (WI5). MM ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Ice, Belay Device Set-Up Incorrectly, Colorado, Ouray Ice Park
FALL ON ICE, BELAY DEVICE SET-UP INCORRECTLY Colorado, Ouray Ice Park According to reports, on February 6, a client topped out ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Stranded, Off Route, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
STRANDED, OFF ROUTE Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On March 4, a male climber (23) and his friend began to rappel the ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Boulder Falls
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Boulder Falls During the afternoon on March 6, a person reported a fallen climber ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Avalanche, Climbing Alone, Colorado, Cimmaron Mountains, Baldy Peak
AVALANCHE, CLIMBING ALONE Colorado, Cimmaron Mountains, Baldy Peak On March 30, Heidi Kloos (41), traveling with her dog, went to climb a ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Happy Hour Crag
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Happy Hour Crag On May 8, I took a 15-foot ground fall ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Pre-existing Condition, Colorado, Boulder Canyon
PRE-EXISTING CONDITION Colorado, Boulder Canyon On May 29, Bill Trull (age unknown) was climbing in a recently developed climbing area across ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Climber Pulled Rock Off, Rock Fall
CUMBER PULLED ROCK OFF, ROCK FALL Colorado, Eldorado Canyon, Wind Tower On June 17 rescuers were called to Eldorado Canyon State ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Simul-Climbing
On June 26, Bill Wright (45) and Tom Karpeichik (48) attempted to simulclimb 100 pitches in Eldorado Canyon (Eldo) in a day . At about 7:30 ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Rope Severed, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall
FALL ON ROCK, ROPE SEVERED Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall Joe Miller (38) fell to his death on ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Rappel Error — No Back-Up Belay and No Knot on Rope End, Colorado, Boulder Canyon
RAPPEL ERROR - NO BACK-UP BELAY AND NO KNOT ON ROPE END Colorado, Boulder Canyon On July 6, a female (31) fell ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On July 17, my partner Eric Baer (23) and I (William Esposito, 27) ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Rock and Mud Slides, Colorado, Crestone Needle
FALL ON ROCK, ROCK and MUD SLIDES Colorado, Crestone Needle Duane (57) and Linda Buhrmester (56), both experienced climbers, walked in from ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Stranded, Off Route, Party Separated, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, The Diamond
STRANDED, OFF ROUTE, PARTY SEPARATED Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, The Diamond On July 20, Carloyn Davis (27) became stranded ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Rockslide, Colorado, Mount Wilson, El Diente Traverse
FALL ON ROCK, ROCKSLIDE Colorado, Mount Wilson, El Diente Traverse During the morning of July 26, a group of seven climbers ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011
Rappel Error — Carabiner Gate Not Closed, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Boulderado Crag
RAPPEL ERROR - CARABINER GATE NOT CLOSED, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Boulderado Crag On August 17, Andrew Tysinger (23) was ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Rock Gave Away — Fall on Rock, Colorado, Indian Peaks
ROCK GAVE AWAY - FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Indian Peaks On August 21, Glenn Porzak (64), his son Austin Porzak, and Robert ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On August 21, 2010, Donald Budlong fell from the slippery crux ...
ANAM
Accident Reports
2011