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Accidents in North American Mountaineering 2012

  • 288 pages
  • American Alpine Club
  • 978-1-933056-77-7
  • Jul 11, 2012


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Data and case studies on last year’s climbing accidents throughout the U.S and Canada, including narratives and analyses, American Alpine Club, Alpine Club of Canada

* Chronicle of climbing accidents in North America
* Tables that show demographic trends and causes of accidents
* Analyses that provide “lessons learned” without laying blame
* Listing of Mountain Rescue groups


The venerable Alpine Clubs of the U.S. and Canada work together to compile rock and alpine climbing accident descriptions from each year in hope that mountaineers will learn from them and recreate more safely as a result. 

The arrival of the annual Accidents in North American Mountaineering in late summer is eagerly awaited by climbers. This annual handbook offers detailed reports on climbing accidents that occurred in the United States and Canada in 2010. Produced jointly by the Safety Committees of the American Alpine Club and the Alpine Club of CanadaAccidents in North American Mountaineering details what happened and analyzes what went wrong in each climbing accident to give mountaineers the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.


  • 288 pages
  • American Alpine Club
  • 978-1-933056-77-7
  • Jul 11, 2012

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