Includes data and case studies on 2012 climbing accidents through the U.S. and Canada. It includes narratives and analyses of demographic trends and causes of accidents. The analysis provide "lessons learned' without laying blame. The author is the editor of Accidents in North American Mountaineering, and co-designer of the "Live, Learn, and Teach" graduate program in experiential education at the University of New Hampshire. He has conducted over 60 risk management reviews and accident investigations for adventure programs. Includes a listing of mountain rescue groups.