American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II

  • Accident Reports
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 1992



1951-1990

1991



Geographical Districts

Number of Accidents

Total

Total







Deaths

Persons

Involved

Number of Accidents

Deaths

Persons

Involved



Canada





Alberta

261

76

574

15

5

40



British Columbia

229

89

496

5

1

26



Yukon Territory

29

25

63

0

0

0



Ontario

27

6

50

0

0

0



Quebec

21

5

49

0

0

0



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

275

96

842

15

0

31



Arizona, Nevada Texas

44

5

75

3

0

6



Atlantic -North

515

81

793

32

1

66



Atlantic-South

38

10

64

1

0

2



California

762

208

1637

29

3

49



Central

74

6

123

8

1

15



Colorado/Oklahoma

502

160

838

16

1

28



Montana, Idaho South Dakota

48

22

71

1

0

2



Oregon

95

51

238

0

0

0



Utah, New Mexico

86

32

151

8

0

14



Washington

752

235

1314

49

2

78



Wyoming

380

80

666

7

1

11



Artificial Walls

1

0

1

1

0

1



‘This category includes bouldering, as well as artificial climbing walls, buildings, and so forth. These are also 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: The Practice Cliffs category has been removed from the U.S. data and replaced with Artificial Walls, which will be a part of the report from now on.)

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