American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II

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



1951-2007

2008









Total





Total



Geographical

Number of



Persons

Number of



Persons



Districts

Accidents

Deaths

Involved

Accidents

Deaths

Involved



CANADA*















Alberta

520

142

1033









British Columbia

317

119

641









Yukon Territory

37

28

77









New Brunswick

1

0

0









Ontario

37

9

67









Quebec

31

10

63









East Arctic

8

2

21









West Arctic

2

2

2









Practice Cliffs

20

2

36









UNITED STATES













Alaska

513

188

870

13

4

19



Arizona, Nevada















Texas

93

18

170

2

0

2



Atlantic-North

977

148

1680

27

2

53



Atlantic-South

107

25

186

11

2

21



California

1286

295

2553

19

1

32



Central

135

18

218

1

0

1



Colorado

767

213

2308

12

3

23



Montana, Idaho















South Dakota

83

32

134

1

1

1



Oregon

207

111

471

4

1

10



Utah, New Mexico

167

59

309

8

1

13



Washington

1043

319

**882

***7

2

16



Wyoming

562

131

1014

7

2

12



* No reports from 2006-2008

** This number was incorrect last year. It should have been 867, not 16.

*** In a party of two, one accident happened on the ascent and the second accident happened to the deceased’s climbing partner on the descent.

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