American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II

  • Accident Tables
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 1999



1951-1997



1998





Geographical Districts

Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total Persons Involved

Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total Persons Involved



Canada



Alberta

383

112

842

13

1

28



British Columbia

260

103

579

4

0

9



Yukon Territory

33

26

73

0

0

0



Ontario

33

8

61

0

0

0



Quebec

29

8

62

0

0

0



East Arctic

8

2

21

0

0

0



West Arctic

1

1

2

0

0

0



Practice Cliffs1

13

2

18

7

0

18



United States



Alaska

385

154

596

12

3

26



Arizona, Nevada Texas

64

11

121

9

2

17



Atlantic-North

710

100

1203

27

0

45



Atlantic-South

67

20

105

13

1

28



California

971

236

2025

24

0

45



Central

120

13

193

1

0

1



Colorado/Oklahoma 613

181

1053

28

7

53



Montana, Idaho South Dakota

63

25

97

1

0

1



Oregon

140

68

333

4

3

10



Utah, New Mexico 113

39

202

4

1

9



Washington

926

271

1657

8

3

32



Wyoming

476

106

875

7

0

12



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 Notes: 1) The Practice Cliffs category has been removed from the U.S. data. 2) Last year, nine significant reports (eight in Colorado and one in California) came in after publication. They included three fatalities. Cumulative data reflect these incidents in Tables II and III.)

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