Offering invaluable information for climbers, the 2012 edition of Accidents in North American Mountaineering
reports on known climbing accidents from Canada and the United States.
Compiled by The American Alpine Club and The Alpine Club of Canada
Softcover; 124 pages
American Alpine Club Press; copyright 2012
In refreshingly crisp, no-thrills prose, the facts surrounding scores of reported climbing accidents are presented and analyzed as lessons for others
2012 edition includes an instructional section on how to rappel complete with illustrations
Every year, novice and experienced climbers are injured and killed by inadequate preparation and errors in judgment. Published annually since 1947, Accidents in North American Mountaineering details the year’s most significant and teachable accidents. For each incident, the AAC’s Safety Advisory Council analyzes what went wrong so you can avoid similar situations in the future.
After over 100 rappelling-related accidents in the last decade alone, this year’s edition features a new “how to” section on best rappelling practices.