Hokkaido Search and Rescue Data

An unofficial English-translated database of Hokkaido mountain search and rescue events (Jan 2015 till present). All data raw data extracted from the Hokkaido Police annual search and rescue reports (available here).

北海道警察山岳遭難発生状況の非公式的な英訳データベース(2015年1月~現在、北星学園大学文学部英文学科のトムソン専任講師(デジタルメディア社会論研究室)による英訳)。

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NOTE: English translations of the raw Japanese data are unofficial. Any suggestions for improvement or reports of errors should be made to Rob Thomson – rob@hokkaidowilds.org. Also, English translations of the original Japanese incident descriptions up to November 2018 are mostly translated using Google Translation. Human post-editing is intended as time allows.

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Injury
Other (Tree strike)

SAR No. 2019-54-1

Japan Resident (Osaka)
Male
30's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Solo
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2019/03/29
Event description (Google Translate) | A person in distress is skiing on the outskirts of the Niseko Grand Hirafu ski area management area at around 10:00 am, and he collides with a standing tree and hurts his left foot, asking the ski area for rescue (※ ski patrol rescues the person in distress)
Residence of individual: Osaka
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前10時頃ニセコグランヒラフスキー場の管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、立木に衝突して左足を負傷、スキー場に救助要請(※スキーパトロール隊が遭難者を救助)
No injury
Other (unable to move)

SAR No. 2019-53-2

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
20's
Winter season
Other winter alpinism
Group
Rishiri-san (利尻山, 1721m)
Incident date: 2019/03/25
Event description (Google Translate) | Distress climbs Mt Rishiri around 8 am, drops the right shoe with a pin near the top of the mountain and becomes inoperable and requests the police to rescue (※ The police officer and mountain rescue team rescue the distressed person)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前8時頃利尻山を登山中、山頂付近でアイゼン付きの右靴を落とし行動不能となり警察に救助要請(※道警ヘリ及び山岳救助隊が遭難者を救助)
Injury
Other (Improper equipment)

SAR No. 2019-53-1

Japan Resident (Tokyo)
Male
20's
Winter season
Other winter alpinism
Group
Rishiri-san (利尻山, 1721m)
Incident date: 2019/03/25
Event description (Google Translate) | Distress climbs Mt Rishiri around 8 am, drops the right shoe with a pin near the top of the mountain and becomes inoperable and requests the police to rescue (※ The police officer and mountain rescue team rescue the distressed person)
Residence of individual: Tokyo
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前8時頃利尻山を登山中、山頂付近でアイゼン付きの右靴を落とし行動不能となり警察に救助要請(※道警ヘリ及び山岳救助隊が遭難者を救助)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-52-2

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
Up to 20
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2019/03/21
Event description (Google Translate) | While the person in distress is skiing on the outskirts of the Niseko Grand Hirafu ski area around 4:40 pm, the direction of the lower mountain can not be determined, and the family contacted by the person in charge receives a request for rescue from the ski resort Rescue)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後4時40分頃ニセコグランヒラフスキー場の管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、下山方向が分からなくなり遭難者から連絡を受けた家族がスキー場に救助要請(※スキーパトロール隊が遭難者を救助)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-52-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
Up to 20
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2019/03/21
Event description (Google Translate) | While the person in distress is skiing on the outskirts of the Niseko Grand Hirafu ski area around 4:40 pm, the direction of the lower mountain can not be determined, and the family contacted by the person in charge receives a request for rescue from the ski resort Rescue)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後4時40分頃ニセコグランヒラフスキー場の管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、下山方向が分からなくなり遭難者から連絡を受けた家族がスキー場に救助要請(※スキーパトロール隊が遭難者を救助)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-51-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
50's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Solo
Teina-yama (手稲山, 1023m)
Incident date: 2019/03/18
Event description (Google Translate) | As the person in distress is skiing on the outskirts of the management area of ​​Sapporo Tei-Nishi-kai Highland Zone at 1:00 pm, the direction of the lower mountain is unknown and request for rescue from the fire service (※ fire copter finds distressed person and rescues)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Fire Dept Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後1時頃サッポロテイネスキー場ハイランドゾーンの管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、下山方向が分からなくなり、消防に救助要請(※消防ヘリが遭難者を発見、救助)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-50-1

Japan Resident (Shiga)
Male
50's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Solo
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2019/03/17
Event description (Google Translate) | While the person in distress is skiing on the outskirts of the management area of ​​the Asahidake ski area around 3 pm, the direction of the lower mountain disappears, and a family concerned that the person in distress is not going down the mountain requests rescue to the police. Discover, rescue)
Residence of individual: Shiga
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後3時頃旭岳スキー場の管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、下山方向が分からなくなり、遭難者が下山しないことを心配した家族が警察に救助要請(※道警山岳救助隊が遭難者を発見、救助)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-49-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
40's
Winter season
Other winter alpinism
Solo
Asari-dake (朝里岳, 1301m)
Incident date: 2019/03/17
Event description (Google Translate) | The distressed person entered snowshoes from Sapporo International Ski Area at around 10:30 am and arrived at Asaridake Peak at around 11:30 am, but the direction of the lower mountain was unknown because of heavy fog and a request for rescue was made at No. 110 (※ The fire rescue team Find distressed person, rescue)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前10時30分頃札幌国際スキー場からスノーシューで入 山、午前11時30分頃朝里岳山頂に到着したが、濃霧で下山方向が分からなくなり110番で救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を発見、救助)
Injury
Trip

SAR No. 2019-48-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
30's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2019/03/15
Event description (Google Translate) | Distressed while skiing on the outskirts of the Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area management area at around 10:20 am, it overturned and injured the left foot, and the passing skier requested a rescue request at 119 (※ Disaster prevention helicopter rescues the distressed person)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Disaster SAR Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前10時20頃ニセコアンヌプリ国際スキー場の管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、転倒してを左足を負傷、通りがかりのスキーヤーが119番で救助要請(※防災ヘリが遭難者を救助)
Injury
Other (Tree strike)

SAR No. 2019-47-1

Citizen of China
Male
40's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2019/03/08
Event description (Google Translate) | Distressed person skis out of the management area of ​​Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area around 1:00 pm, collides with standing trees and hurts the lumbar area, and a companion requests a ski resort for rescue (※ ski patrol rescues the injured person)
Residence of individual: China
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後1時頃ニセコアンヌプリ国際スキー場の管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、立木に衝突して腰部を負傷、同行者がスキー場に救助要請(※スキーパトロール隊が遭難者を救助)
Injury
Other (Tree strike)

SAR No. 2019-46-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
20's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2019/03/05
Event description (Google Translate) | Distressed by snowboarding outside the management area of ​​Asahidake ski area at around 0:30 pm, it collided with a standing tree and injured head and lumbar area, and companion accompanied by 119 request for rescue rescue)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後0時30分頃旭岳スキー場の管理区域外をスノーボードで滑走中、立木に衝突して頭部と腰部を負傷、同行者が119番で救助要請(※道警ヘリが遭難者を救助)
Injury
Fall

SAR No. 2019-45-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
40's
Winter season
Other winter alpinism
Solo
Maru-yama (円山, 225m)
Incident date: 2019/02/27
Event description (Google Translate) | Distressed climbed mountain trails from the zoo side at around 8 pm at 1:00 pm, slipped down the mountain peak at around 2:00 pm in the middle of a mountain slope, injured in a snowy road, injured the face, and requested a climber of passover to rescue him Sapporo City fire rescue helicopter rescues distressed people)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Fire Dept Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後1時頃八十八箇所登山道を動物園側から入山、午後2時頃山頂直下を下山中、雪道で滑落し顔面を負傷、通りがかりの登山者が119番で救助要請(※札幌市消防ヘリが遭難者を救助)
Injury
Trip

SAR No. 2019-44-1

Citizen of United States
Male
20's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Yotei-zan (羊蹄山, 1898m)
Incident date: 2019/02/21
Event description (Google Translate) | The distressed person entered mountain skiing at Mt. Maka course at around 6 am and skied around 8th at around 2 pm around 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and skis were taken in the hollow of the snow surface and the right foot was injured, another skier Rescue request to the fire department through (※ disaster prevention helicopter rescues distressed people)
Residence of individual: United States
Dispatch: Disaster SAR Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前6時頃真狩コース登山口から山スキーで入山、午後2時頃8合目付近をスキーで滑走中、雪面のくぼみにスキーをとられて転倒し右足を負傷、別のスキーヤーを介して消防に救助要請(※防災ヘリが遭難者を救助)
Injury
Other (Tree strike)

SAR No. 2019-43-1

Citizen of Germany
Male
30's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2019/02/20
Event description (Google Translate) | A person in distress is skiing on the outskirts of the Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Area management area at around 11 am, colliding with a standing tree and hurting his left foot, and a companion requests a ski resort for rescue (※ ski patrol rescues the person in distress)
Residence of individual: Germany
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前11時頃ニセコグランヒラフスキー場の管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、立木に衝突して左足を負傷、同行者がスキー場に救助要請(※スキーパトロール隊が遭難者を救助)
Injury
Other (Tree strike)

SAR No. 2019-42-1

Citizen of China
Male
30's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Solo
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2019/02/15
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim collides with a standing tree and hurts his back while riding on a snowboard outside the Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area management area at around 10:00 am and requests a ski resort to rescue via another skier (※ The ski patrol team is in distress Rescue)
Residence of individual: China
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前10時頃ニセコアンヌプリ国際スキー場の管理区域外をスノーボードで滑走中、立木に衝突して背部を負傷、別のスキーヤーを介してスキー場に救助要請(※スキーパトロール隊が遭難者を救助)
Missing
Unknown

SAR No. 2019-41-1

Japan Resident (Oita)
Male
60's
Winter season
Other winter alpinism
Solo
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2019/02/14
Event description (Google Translate) | Other climbers have witnessed a figure climbed around 7 o'clock around 10 am by snowmen entering the mountain from 9:00 am as a distresser, but then the missing person becomes unknown
Residence of individual: Oita
Dispatch: Park ranger etc
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前9時頃姿見駅からスノーシューで入山、午前10時頃7合目付近を登る姿を他の登山者が目撃しているが、その後行方不明となる
No injury
Fatigue

SAR No. 2019-40-2

Citizen of Sweden
Male
40's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Nukikibes-san (貫気別山, 994m)
Incident date: 2019/02/14
Event description (Google Translate) | Distress is unable to act due to fatigue while riding on the outside of the area managed by Rusutsu Resort Ski Resort around 2:30 pm with skis and snowboards, and request for rescue at No. 110 (* The ski patrol rescues the distressed person)
Residence of individual: Sweden
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後2時30分頃ルスツリゾートスキー場の管理区域外をスキー及びスノーボードで滑走中、疲労のため行動不能となり110番で救助要請(※スキーパトロール隊が遭難者を救助)
No injury
Fatigue

SAR No. 2019-40-1

Citizen of Sweden
Male
40's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Nukikibes-san (貫気別山, 994m)
Incident date: 2019/02/14
Event description (Google Translate) | Distress is unable to act due to fatigue while riding on the outside of the area managed by Rusutsu Resort Ski Resort around 2:30 pm with skis and snowboards, and request for rescue at No. 110 (* The ski patrol rescues the distressed person)
Residence of individual: Sweden
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2019) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後2時30分頃ルスツリゾートスキー場の管理区域外をスキー及びスノーボードで滑走中、疲労のため行動不能となり110番で救助要請(※スキーパトロール隊が遭難者を救助)