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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II



1951-1998

1999



Geographical Districts

Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved

Number of Accidents

Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved



Canada















Alberta

396

113

870

20

7

50



British Columbia

264

103

588

7

2

16



Yukon Territory

33

26

73

0

0

0



Ontario

33

8

61

2

1

3



Quebec

27

7

58

0

0

0



East Arctic

7

2

20

0

0

0



West Arctic

1

1

2

0

0

0



Practice Cliffs1

20

2

36

0

0

0



United States















Alaska

397

157

622

16

3

26



Arizona, Nevada Texas

73

13

138

0

0

0



Atlantic-North

737

100

1248

31

2

54



Atlantic-South

70

21

133

4

0

7



California

995

236

2070

27

2

52



Central2

121

13

194

1

1

2



Colorado

641

188

1106

9

0

21



Montana, Idaho South Dakota

64

25

98

6

0

11



Oregon

144

71

343

5

2

19



Utah, New Mexico

117

40

211

3

1

5



Washington

934

274

689

13

4

31



Wyoming

483

106

887

7

1

17



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. Also, the Practice Cliffs category has been removed from the U.S. data.

(Editor’s Note: The totoal reported for the category Injured in Table I above for 1998 was 281. It should have been recorded as 138 and the Total for 1998 should read 4234.)