American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II

  • Accident Tables
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 1988

Geographical

Districts

1951-86

Number

of

Accidents Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved

Number

of

Accidents

1987

Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved



Canada



Alberta

219

66

481

6

0

16



British Columbia1

198

78

413

14

5

46



Yukon Territory

22

23

61

1

2

2



Ontario

19

5

38

2

1

4



Quebec

13

3

32

2

1

11



East Arctic

6

2

18

0

0

0



West Arctic

1

1

2

o

o

0



Practice Cliffs

13

2

18

0

0

0



United States



Alaska

213

74

708

14

8

42



Arizona, Nevada Texas1

38

5

61

4

0

9



Atlantic-North

404

73

594

31

3

56



Atlantic-South

28

6

38

2

o

4



California

595

191

1344

68

7

117



Central

55

5

89

6

0

14



Colorado, Oklahoma 433

148

704

17

2

27



Hawaii

2

1

2

0

o

o



Montana , Idaho, South Dakota

41

19

57

1

1



4



Oregon

88

50

220

2

1

4



Utah, New Mexico

67

31

118

4

0

6



Washington

671

220

1171

34

7

76



Wyoming

362

78

629

9

3

18



Practice Cliffs1

347

98

128

8

0

8



1Last year there was a misprint. There were eleven accidents in B.C., not one, as appeared, and there were four in AZ, NV, TX, not three, with seven persons involved.

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