Mountains: Deaths

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th June 2006.

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Photo of Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many people lost their lives on United Kingdom mountains in each of the past five years.

Photo of Lord McKenzie of Luton Lord McKenzie of Luton Government Whip, Government Whip

Figures are not held centrally by Her Majesty's Government, but, according to the charity Mountain Rescue England and Wales, the figures are:

Year Fatalities
2004 25
2003 33
2002 23
2001 18
2000 19

Figures are not held centrally for Scotland or Northern Ireland and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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