Item: Case report: avalanche accidents for recreational users 2005-6 winter in japan
Title: Case report: avalanche accidents for recreational users 2005-6 winter in japan
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop, Telluride, Colorado
Authors: Azusa Degawa, Shinji Ikeda, Yukinori Saotome Japan Avalanche Network
Abstract: An average number of people who killed by avalanches each year in Japan is approximately ten. This season, however, we had more than ten people killed. We recognized that there were 44 avalanche accidents which involved people. In these cases, 128 people were caught, 50 injured, and 19 died. In backcountries, 26 accidents involved recreational users, injuring 19 and killing 17. This report is regarding case histories of some avalanche accidents happened to recreational backcountry users which we investigated this winter in Japan.
Keywords: avalanche accident, avalanche incident, avalanche rescue and survival
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