This annual handbook offers detailed reports on climbing accidents that occurred in the United States and Canada in the previous year. Produced jointly by the Safety Committees of the American Alpine Club and The Alpine Club of Canada, Accidents in North American Mountaineering details what happened and analyzes what went wrong in each situation to give mountaineers the opportunity to learn from others’ mistakes.
KNOW THE ROPES
This year’s instructional Know the Ropes section aims to prevent snow climbing accidents by teaching the best crampon and ice axe techniques and route-planning tactics.
A new section for 2014, Danger Zones, analyzes accidents on Mt. Rainier for the past 30 years to help mountaineers plan safer ascents of big, snow-covered peaks.