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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II, 1951-1988



1951-1988

1989



Geographical Districts

Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total Persons Involved

Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total Persons Involved



































Canada















Alberta

232

68

516

9

5

18



British Columbia

219

85

476

5

3

10



Yukon Territory

29

25

63

0

0

0



Ontario

24

6

48

1

0

2



Quebec

15

4

43

3

1

6



East Arctic

7

2

20

0

0

0



West Arctic

1

1

2

0

0

0



Practice Cliffs1

13

2

18

0

0

0



United States















Alaska

255

87

799

12

6

25



Arizona, Nevada, Texas'

44

5

75

0

0

0



Atlantic-North

461

78

699

30

1

51



Atlantic-South

31

6

46

3

2

8



California

705

202

1538

25

2

50



Central

64

5

110

7

0

9



Colorado, Oklahoma

464

155

756

19

1

41



Montana, Idaho

42

20

61

4

1

8



South Dakota















Oregon

91

51

226

3

0

8



Utah, New Mexico

70

31

125

8

0

15



Washington

702

228

1227

23

3

39



Wyoming

366

78

635

7

1

18



Practice Cliffs1

362

98

143

3

0

5



1This category includes bouldering, as well as artificial climbing walls, buildings, and so forth. These are added to the count of each state and province, but not to the total count, though that error has been made in previous years.

(Editor’s Note:, There were errors in the U.S. numbers for 1988 for CA, Central, UT/NM, WA, and WY. The corrections are reflected in the cumulative totals. Additionally, the latter do not correlate with Table I for the U.S. because of mixing Practice Cliff statistics in earlier years. Adjustments will be made next year.)