S.A. Mountain Accidents Database web site

Breakdown by accident cause

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The earliest incident on record is 1653, however most of the data commences in the late 1800s. As most people are interested in contemporary data
the start date is auto set to 1980
Area all
Table Mountain
Lions Head
Cape Peninsula
Groot Drakenstein
Du Toits
Hex
Winterhoek
Riviersonderend
Cederberg
Other
Activity all
Walking
Scrambling
Rock Climbing
Sport Climbing
Running
Kloofing
Caving
Pilot
BASE
Para/Hangglider
Despondent
Abseiling
Cycling
Driving
Gathering
Ice Climbing
Skiing
Marine/Water
Cause all
Lost
Trapped
Fall
Exhausted
Rockfall
Heat
Cold
Medical
Drowning
Snake
Insect
Overdue
False alarm
Vehicle
Aircrash
Crime
Marine/Water
Burn
Contributory Cause all
Exceeding ability
Party split
Leadership failure
Climbing alone
Soloing
Weather
Darkness
No helmet
Placed no\inad pro
Inad clothes\equipment
Gear pulled
Equipment failure
Rapel failure
Exposure
Illness
Exhaustion
Failed to follow directions
No\inadequate directions
Started late
Told no one of plans
Deviated from plan
Crime
Alcohol
Response all
Standby
Investigate
Telephone
Search
Walk
Rope
Stretcher
Helicopter
Self rescue
Vehicle
Cable car
Boat
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Region all
Western Cape
Eastern Cape
Gauteng
Kwazulu-Natal
Limpopo
Mpumalanga
North West
NorthernCape
South Cape
Mozambique
Zimbabwe
Result all
OK
Injured
Critical
Dead
Experience all
None
Inadequate
Adequate
High
NB. If all fields in a category are selected then this category is ignored. However if even one field in the category is deselected this implies that only the selected fields are returned. There are fields in the database where no criteria are selected, especially for very old incidents. Deselecting any response criteria removes these early incidents from the search query.


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