American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table I

  • Accident Tables
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 2009



Number of

Total













Accidents

Reported

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





Number of Accidents Reported

Total Persons Involved

Injured

Fatalities





USA

CAN

USA

CAN

USA

CAN

USA

CAN



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



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



2003

118

29

231

32

105

22

18

6



2004

160

35

311

30

140

16

35

14



2005

111

19

176

41

85

14

34

7



2006

109



227



89



21





2007

113



211



95



15





2008

112



203



96



19





Totals

6,445

958

11,739

2003

5,438

715

1,428

292



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