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Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I



Number of Accidents Reported

Total Persons Involved













Injured

Fatalities





USA

CAN

USA

CAN

USA

CAN

USA

CAN



1951

15



22



11



3





1952

31



35



17



13





1953

24



27



12



12





1954

31



41



31



8





1955

34



39



28



6





1956

46



72



54



13





1957

45



53



28



18





1958

32



39



23



11





1959

42

2

56

2

31

0

19

2



1960

47

4

64

12

37

8

19

4



1961

49

9

61

14

45

10

14

4



1962

71

1

90

1

64

0

19

1



1963

68

11

79

12

47

10

19

2



1964

53

11

65

16

44

10

14

3



1965

72

0

90

0

59

0

21

0



1966

67

7

80

9

52

6

16

3



1967

74

10

110

14

63

7

33

5



1968

70

13

87

19

43

12

27

5



1969

94

11

125

17

66

9

29

2



1970

129

11

174

11

88

5

15

5



1971

110

17

138

29

76

11

31

7



1972

141

29

184

42

98

17

49

13



1973

108

6

131

6

85

4

36

2



1974

96

7

177

50

75

1

26

5



1975

78

7

158

22

66

8

19

2



1976

137

16

303

31

210

9

53

6



1977

121

30

277

49

106

21

32

11



1978

118

17

221

19

85

6

42

10



1979

100

36

137

54

83

17

40

19



1980

191

29

295

85

124

26

33

8



1981

97

43

223

119

80

39

39

6



1982

140

48

305

126

120

43

24

14



1983

187

29

442

76

169

26

37

7



1984

182

26

459

63

174

15

26

6



1985

195

27

403

62

190

22

17

3



1986

203

31

406

80

182

25

37

14



1987

192

25

377

79

140

23

32

9



1988

156

18

288

44

155

18

24

4



1989

141

18

272

36

124

11

17

9



1990

136

25

245

50

125

24

24

4



1991

169

20

302

66

147

11

18

6



1992

175

17

351

45

144

11

43

6



1993

132

27

274

50

121

17

21

1



Number of Accidents Reported

Total Persons Involved











Injured

Fatalities





USA

CAN

USA

CAN

USA

CAN

USA

CAN



1994

158

25

335

58

131

25

27

5



1995

168

24

353

50

134

18

37

7



1996

139

28

261

59

100

16

31

6



1997

158

35

323

87

148

24

31

13



1998

138

24

281

55

138

18

20

1



1999

123

29

248

69

91

20

17

10



2000

150

23

301

36

121

23

24

7



2001

150

22

276

47

138

14

16

2



2002

139

27

295

29

105

23

34

6



TOTALS

5,519

827

10,113

1,715

4,695

659

1,269

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