2001

For Full Rescue Reports, please refer to the American Alpine Club's publication, Accidents in North American Mountaineering You can contact the AAC here

 
SELECTED RESCUES
 

From Accidents in North American Mountaineering (ANAM)
9-23-01 - Head Injury From Lead Fall  - Reed's Pinnacle
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HELMET
A brief examination of the gear placement decisions that led to a lead climbing injury on a popular climbing route.

 

From Accidents in North American Mountaineering (ANAM)
8-12-01 -  Injuries from Dislodged Rock - Gunsight Notch
FALLING ROCK - DISLODGED BY DAY-PACK, POOR POSITION
A detailed account of a near-death situation caused by loose rock dislodged by a climbing partner, this report describes the signs and symptoms of severe internal bleeding. 

From Accidents in North American Mountaineering (ANAM)
8-12-01 - Head Injury from Lead Fall - Pywiack Dome
FALL ON ROCK, NO HELMET
This extremely brief account of a lead fall on a sport route illistrates the importance of wearing a climbing helmet.

From Accidents in North American Mountaineering (ANAM)
8-4-01 - Leg Fractures from Icy Lead Fall - Half Dome
FALL ON ROCK 
This report is written from the rescuer's vantage point during a helicopter-aided rescue of an injured climber on the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome. Your climbing route may become coated in ice, even in August.... 

From Accidents in North American Mountaineering (ANAM)
8-1-01 - Shoulder Dislocation - Royal Arches Climbing Route
OFF ROUTE - FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT AND PROTECTION
YOSAR regularly responds to climbers that become stranded, lost or injured while attempted to negotiate one of the several descent routes off Royal Arches. This detailed account of one team's decisions highlights several common issues seen on this route.  

From Accidents in North American Mountaineering (ANAM)
6-27-01 - Head Injury from Dislodged Rock - Sentinel Rock
FALLING ROCK - DISLODGED, NO HELMET, POOR POSITION
This is an excellent, first-hand account of a serious injury caused by a loose rock dislodged by the party during descent. It offers excellent advice given by the climbers themselves.
 

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