The Alpine Club of Canada

2017 Accidents in North American Climbing


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Accidents 2017 has more targeted how-to information than ever before, covering essential topics on climbing safety and wilderness first aid. This year’s “Know the Ropes” section covers the fundamentals of sound belay anchors. Our “Danger Zones” article analyzes accidents in Eldorado Canyon, Colorado, helping climbers plan safer ascents of traditional routes wherever they climb. As usual, the book is packed with gripping first-hand reports and expert analyses of technical climbing accidents all over North America.

Published annually since 1948, Accidents in North American Climbing reports on the year’s most significant and educational climbing accidents. In each case, we analyze what went wrong, helping climbers prevent or survive similar situations in the future.