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2014 Accidents in North American Mountaineering (Comp)

2014 Accidents in North American Mountaineering (Comp)

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Every year, novice and experienced climbers are injured or killed by inadequate preparation or 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.

In addition to first-hand reports and expert analyses of accidents that occurred at crags and in the mountains, this 2014 edition includes detailed descriptions of proper snow climbing practices in this year's "Know the Ropes" section. In light of the tragic accident involving six climbers on Mount Rainier in May, a supplementary article, "Danger Zones: Mount Rainier," examines where and why accidents happen on Rainier.