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Must-Know Rock Climbing Death Statistics [Current Data]

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"Annual rock climbing fatality rate worldwide is around 30 deaths per year."

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"Rock and ice climbing accidents account for around 11.8% of wilderness trauma injuries."

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"Female climbers make up less than 10% of climbing fatalities in Yosemite National Park."

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"Over 60% of all climbing accidents are caused by human factors, such as judgment errors, inexperience, or health issues."

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"The overall rock climbing fatality rate in the United States is 3.3 per 100,000 participants."

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"Nearly 25% of rock climbing fatalities are due to rappelling accidents."

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"From 1951 to 2011, there were 11,901 mountain climbing accidents in the United States, resulting in 1,012 fatalities."

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"About 59% of the fatalities in Yosemite National Park since 1851 were due to falls."

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"Solo climbers account for about 30% of all rock climbing fatalities."

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"In Great Britain’s mountain rescue data from 2003 to 2013, rock climbing activities accounted for 12% of accidents."

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"Approximately 70% of mountain-related fatalities in Spain are climbers."

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"In 2019, El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, witnessed six deaths, which is the highest number of fatalities recorded."

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"Climbing harness failures account for only 0.9% of climbing fatalities."

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"In a study conducted in Norway, 12 out of 16 climbing fatalities were attributed to leader fall."

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"In a review of 514 climbing fatalities over 53 years, approximately 30% occurred during descent, 23% during ascent, and only 11% at the summit."

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"European countries such as Germany, France, and Italy have around 4-5 climbing fatalities per million inhabitants annually."

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