American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II

  • Accident Tables
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 1993

Geographical

Districts

1951–1991

1992





Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved

Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved



Canada



Alberta

276

81

614

9

4

17



British Columbia

234

90

522

5

2

15



Yukon Territory

29

25

63

2

0

9



Ontario

27

6

50

0

0

0



Quebec

21

5

49

1

0

4



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

290

111

873

16

15

45



Arizona, Nevada Texas

47

5

81

4

1

10



Atlantic-North

547

82

859

29

4

57



Atlantic-South

39

10

66

6

1

11



California

791

211

1686

41

4

76



Central

82

7

138

1

1

1



Colorado/Oklahoma

518

161

866

12

7

29



Montana, Idaho South Dakota

49

22

73

6

0

12



Oregon

95

51

238

7

1

14



Utah, New Mexico

94

32

165

2

0

4



Washington

801

2462

1392

32

8

57



Wyoming

381

81

677

19

1

35



Artificial Walls

2

0

2

0

0

0



1This 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.

2This figure reflects an addition of nine (9) to last year’s total, to correct an error in recording only two (2) deaths for this state.

(Editor’s Note: The Practice Cliffs category has been removed from the U.S. data and replaced with Artificial Walls.)

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