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We describe the year's most significant rock climbing and mountaineering accidents, analyzing each one for valuable safety lessons. Learn from the mistakes of others, so you'll be a safer climber.
Every year, vice climbers and experts alike are injured or killed by inadequate preparation and errors in judgment. Since 1948, the American Alpine Club has documented the year's most teachable climbing accidents, providing invaluable lessons to climbers. In Accidents in North American Mountaineering, each significant incident is carefully analyzed so climbers can avoid similar situations in the future.
In the Fundamentals section, professional mountain guides detail the best practices for placing solid climbing protection. Fundamentals offers in-depth instruction and copious illustration to help prevent avoidable rock climbing accidents.
This year's Danger Zones section covers El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Analyzing 30 years of accident history on El Cap.