American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Reported Mountaineering Accidents Table II

  • Accident Tables
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 1997

Geographical

Districts

1951-1995

1996





Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved

Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved



Canada















Alberta

338

103

730









British Columbia

251

97

546









Yukon Territory

33

26

73









Ontario

31

8

58









Quebec

25

5

54









East Arctic

7

2

20









West Arctic

1

1

2









Practice Cliffs1

13

2

18









United States















Alaska

355

143

525

20

7

35



Arizona, Nevada Texas

57

9

106

2

2

5



















Atlantic-North

656

96

1107

29

4

51



Atlantic-South

63

15

100

2

0

4



California

914

226

1911

29

7

61



Central

106

10

174

6

1

11



Colorado/ Oklahonla

569

174

970

23

3

45



Montana, Idaho South Dakota

60

22

93

2

1

2



Oregon

128

60

313

4

2

6



Utah, New Mexico

109

34

195

1

3

3



Washington

892

266

1591

3

0

6



Wyoming

434

99

795

18

1

32



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.

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

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