Synopses & Reviews
-- Relied on by expert and beginning climbers for more than fifty years
-- Teaches climbers what not to do
This annual investigative handbook offers detailed reports on more than eighty climbing accidents that occurred in the United States and Canada in 2000. Produced jointly by the Safety Committees of the American Alpine Club and the Alpine Club of Canada, Accidents analyzes what went wrong in each situation to give experienced and beginning mountaineers the opportunity to learn from other climbers' mistakes. From climbers with inadequate protection, clothing, or equipment to those who suffered from a lack of experience, made errors in judgment, or overreached their abilities, the mistakes recorded in this book offer invaluable safety lessons for all climbers.