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2010 Backcountry Death Summary

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2010
Causes of Backcountry Deaths Totals
  Cause Non-park Park Total   Park Backcountry Deaths 59
  Falls 36 25 61   Non-Park Backcountry Deaths 77
  Lost 15 4 19      
  Drowning 0 12 12   Backcountry Deaths 136
  Natural Causes 8 3 11      
  Avalanche 1 5 6   Non-Park Backcountry Falls 36
  Unknown 1 4 5   Park Backcountry Falls 25
  Heart Attack 4 0 4      
  Hypothermia 3 1 4   Total Backcountry Falls 61
  Lightning 0 2 2      
  Rock Slide 2 0 2   Falls % of Backcountry Total Deaths 44.85%
  Mudslide 2 0 2
  Suicide 1 1 2
  Bear Attack 1 0 1 Summary of Statistics    
  Falling Tree 1 0 1   Deadliest Park Rocky Mountain
  Altitude Sickness (HACE) 1 0 1   Deadliest Forest Snoqualmie Forest
White Mountain Forest
  Falling Rock 1 0 1   Deadliest Location (Park) Golden Gate, Longs Peak, Grand Teton, Mt Rainier
  Heat Stroke 0 1 1   Deadliest State (Park) CA
Animal Attack 0 1 1   Deadliest State (Non-Park) CO
  Deadliest State CO, CA
  Deadliest Cause (Park) Fall
  Deadliest Cause (Non-Park) Fall
  Deadliest Cause Fall
  Deadliest Month (Park) July
  Deadliest Month (Non-Park) July
  Deadliest Month July
  Least Deadliest Month (Park) January, December
  Least Deadliest Month (Non-Park) January, February, April

2010 Backcountry Death Summary

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