American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II

  • Accident Tables
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 1986



1951-84

1985



Geographical

Districts

Number

of

Accidents

Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved

Number

of

Accidents

Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved



Canada















Alberta

185

57

407

16

0

33



British Columbia

179

72

361

8

2

23



Yukon Territory

20

22

51

0

0

0



Ontario

18

4

36

1

0

2



Quebec

11

2

28

2

1

4



East Arctic

6

2

18

0

0

0



West Arctic

1

1

2

0

0

0



Practice Cliffs

12

2

16

0

0

0



United States















Alaska

187

68

633

15

2

60



Arizona, Nevada Texas

31

5

50

2

0

2



Atlantic—North

346

72

482

32

1

64



Atlantic—South

26

6

33

0

0

0



California

423

185

1047

88

1

144



Central

52

5

83

1

0

2



Colorado,

Oklahoma

400

142

623

7

0

16



Hawaii

2

1

2

0

0

0



Montana, Idaho, South Dakota

39

18

53

0

0

0



Oregon

82

41

187

4

0

8



Utah, New Mexico1

54

28

96

4

0

9



Washington

618

207

1066

28

6

64



Wyoming

338

69

569

14

7

34



Practice Cliffs

343

97

120

3

0

7



'Includes revision from 1984, both of which resulted in fatalities. One was caused by a fall to the ground because of inadequate protection, and the other was a slip on a snow descent of Mt. Olympus (Utah) by a Scout leader.

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