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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I



Number of

Total









Accidents

Persons









Reported

Involved

Injured

Killed



Year

USA

CAN

USA

CAN

USA CAN

USA 

CAN



1951

15



22



11



3





1952

31



35



17



13





1953

24



27



12



12





1954

31



41



31



8





1955

34



39



28



6





1956

46



72



54



13





1957

45



53



28



18





1958

32



39



23



11





1959

42

2

56

2

31

0

19

2



1960

47

4

64

12

37

8

19

4



1961

49

9

61

14

45

10

14

4



1962

71

1

90

1

64

0

19

1



1963

68

11

79

12

47

10

19

2



1964

53

11

65

16

44

10

14

3



1965

72

0

90

0

59

0

21

0



1966

67

7

80

9

52

6

16

3



1967

74

10

110

14

63

7

33

5



1968

70

13

87

19

43

12

27

5



1969

94

11

125

17

66

9

31

2



1970

129

11

174

11

88

5

16

5



1971

110

17

138

29

76

11

35

7



1972

141

29

184

42

98

17

49

13



1973

108

6

131

6

85

4

36

2



1974

96

7

177

50

75

1

26

5



1975

78

7

158

22

66

8

19

2



1976

137

16

303

31

210

9

53

6



1977

121

30

277

49

106

21

32

11



1978

118

17

221

19

85

6

42

10



1979

100

36

137

54

83

17

40

19



1980

191

29

295

85

124

26

33

8



1981

97

43

223

119

80

39

39

6



1982

140

48

305

126

120

43

24

14



1983

187

29

442

76

169

26

37

7



1984

182

26

459

63

174

15

26

6



1985

195

27

403

62

190

22

17

3



1986

202

31

406

80

182

25

37

14



1987

192

25

377

79

140

l23

32

9



Totals

3438

503

6044

1093

2903

393

911

178



1 Note the changes in figures here. Mistakes are usually caught up with each year, but not always. Astute perusers of the Tables can help us find errors which we miss either in our initial entries or in proofing copy.