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Get Digital Accidents in North America FREE!

31-Dec-2012

Rock and Ice and the American Alpine Club (AAC) have teamed up to create a new online educational resource for climbers. Rockandice.com and americanalpineclub.org now provide free access to digital excerpts of the AAC’s most popular book, Accidents in North American Mountaineering.

Climbers can now read through 25 reports and analyses, from belay failure to bee stings. Over time, more excerpts will become available exclusively on these two websites. For decades, both organizations have published accident reports and analyses to educate climbers and keep them safe. Rock and Ice is known for its longtime magazine and website column “Accident Report.” And the AAC has published the 120-page Accidents in North American Mountaineering for more than 60 years, documenting a full spectrum of climbing incidents and errors.

“This partnership will save lives,” said Erik Lambert, Information & Marketing Director for the AAC. “Climbers have a healthy fascination in learning the mistakes of others. We expect that making this information freely available will encourage climbers to learn some new tricks and recognize how human error plays a role in most accidents, climbing more safely as a result. “We are proud to share our resources with Rock and Ice, the only climbers’ magazine to show a long-term devotion to climbing accident prevention.”


“The American Alpine Club and Rock and Ice have a mutual goal—making climbers safer,” says Rock and Ice editor Jeff Jackson. “Making Accidents in North American Mountaineering available online and for free will help the message get to the growing number of climbers who otherwise would have to learn the hard way.”

About Accidents in North American Mountaineering
Every year, novice and experienced climbers are injured and killed by inadequate preparation and errors in judgment. Published annually since 1948, Accidents in North American Mountaineering (originally Mountaineering Safety) 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.

About Rock and Ice and rockandice.com
Rock and Ice is the only magazine and website owned and operated by climbers. For over 25 years, our editors, writers and photographers have poured their passion for climbing into the pages that have made award-winning Rock and Ice the sport's true voice. Rock and Ice and rockandice.com are the number-one climbing magazine and website in the world, delivering the best in climbing literature, journalism and photography in print and online.

About The American Alpine Club
The American Alpine Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the world’s most sought-after climbing annuals, The American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the world’s leading climbing library and country’s leading mountaineering museum; manages the Hueco Rock Ranch and Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives $80,000+ toward climbing, conservation, and research grants to adventurers who travel the world. Learn about additional programs and become a member at americanalpineclub.org.


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