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The number of incidents has increased over the years, and now seems to have stabilised at about 70 per year.

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Graph of incidents, fatalities and injured from 1969-2021


Most incidents occur in the afternoon. May be as walkers are descending, and may be tired and more prone to accidents.

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Graph of incidents by time of the day 1969-2021


The most likely injuries are lower leg fractures and sprains, usually from slips and trips.

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Graph of injuries 2016-2021
Stretcher carry for casualty with lower leg injury

Stay safe

What can we learn from our incident statistics? We recommend following the advice from Adventure Smart 

  • Do I have the right gear?
  • Do I know what the weather will be like?
  • Am I confident I have the knowledge and skills for the day?

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