American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II

  • Accident Tables
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 1998

Geographical Districts

1951-1996

1997





Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total Persons Involved

Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total Persons Involved



Canada



Alberta

358

104

775

25

8

67



British Columbia

253

100

553

7

3

26



Yukon Territory

33

26

73

0

0

0



Ontario

33

8

61

0

0

0



Quebec

27

7

58

2

1

4



East Arctic

7

2

20

1

0

1



West Arctic

1

1

2

0

0

0



Practice Cliffs1

13

2

18

0

0

0



United States



Alaska

375

150

560

10

4

36



Arizona, Nevada Texas

57

11

111

7

0

10



Atlantic-North

685

100

1158

25

0

45



Atlantic-South

65

15

104

2

5

1



California

943

233

1972

27

2

51



Central2

112

11

185

8

2

8



Colorado/Oklahoma

592

177

1015

13

2

25



Montana, Idaho South Dakota

62

23

95

1

2

2



Oregon

132

62

319

8

2

14



Utah, New Mexico

110

37

198

3

2

4



Washington

895

266

1597

31

5

60



Wyoming

452

100

827

24

6

48



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.

2The two fatalities occurred in Minnesota at Taylor's Falls, located in Interstate Park. (Editor’s Note: The Practice Cliffs category has been removed from the U.S. data.)

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