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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No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-99-2

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
30's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Asari-dake (朝里岳, 1301m)
Incident date: 2020/12/27
Event description (Google Translate) | The two victims snowed outside the controlled area of ​​Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort at around 3:40 pm While gliding on the board, I lost sight of the direction of the descent and requested rescue at 119 (* Fire rescue team rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者2人は、午後3時40分頃札幌国際スキー場の管理区域外をスノー ボードで滑走中、下山方向を見失い自ら119番で救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-99-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
30's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Asari-dake (朝里岳, 1301m)
Incident date: 2020/12/27
Event description (Google Translate) | The two victims snowed outside the controlled area of ​​Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort at around 3:40 pm While gliding on the board, I lost sight of the direction of the descent and requested rescue at 119 (* Fire rescue team rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者2人は、午後3時40分頃札幌国際スキー場の管理区域外をスノー ボードで滑走中、下山方向を見失い自ら119番で救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Trip

SAR No. 2020-98-1

Japan Resident (Kanagawa)
Male
40's
Winter season
Backcountry
Solo
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2020/12/27
Event description (Google Translate) | At around 11:40 am, the victim was skiing outside the jurisdiction of Asahidake Ski Resort, fell and injured his right leg, and became incapacitated. And fire rescue team rescues the victims)
Residence of individual: Kanagawa
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、午前11時40分頃ガイドツアーで旭岳スキー場の管轄区域外をスキーで滑走中、転倒し右足を負傷して行動不能となり、自ら119番で救助要請(※道警山岳遭難救助隊と消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-97-1

Japan Resident (Fukuoka)
Male
20's
Winter season
Backcountry
Solo
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2020/12/20
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim lost sight of the direction of the descent while skiing outside the controlled area of ​​Niseko Village Ski Resort at around 10:20 am and requested rescue by himself at 110 (* Ski patrol team rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Fukuoka
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、午前10時20分頃ニセコビレッジスキーリゾートの管理区域外をスノーボードで滑走中、下山方向を見失い自ら110番で救助要請(※スキーパトロール隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Other (unable to move)

SAR No. 2020-96-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
40's
Winter season
Backcountry
Solo
Fuppushi-dake (風不死岳, 1102m)
Incident date: 2020/11/29
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim lost his glasses and became incapacitated while traveling vertically from Mt. Tarumae to Mt. Fuppushi at around 0:20 pm, and requested rescue by himself at 110 (* The police helicopter rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、午後0時20分頃樽前山から風不死岳へ縦走中、メガネを紛失して行動不能となり、自ら110番で救助要請(※道警ヘリが遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Other (rockfall)

SAR No. 2020-95-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
30's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Kamihorokamettoku-yama (上ホロカメットク山, 1920m)
Incident date: 2020/11/28
Event description (Google Translate) | While climbing a rock with four friends, the victim was injured in his right shoulder due to a rock fall at around 1:10 pm, and his companion requested rescue at 119 (* Mt. Rescue the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、仲間4人と岩登り中、午後1時10分頃落石により右肩等を負傷して行動不能となり、同行者が119番で救助要請(※道警山岳遭難救助隊と消防救助隊がが遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-94-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
40's
Winter season
Backcountry
Solo
Kyusan-dake (久山岳, 1412m)
Incident date: 2020/11/16
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim descended to the trailhead at around 4 pm, but lost sight of the road to the parking lot and requested rescue by himself at 110 (* The jurisdiction staff rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Park ranger etc
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、午後4時頃登山口まで下山したが、駐車場までの道を見失い、自ら110番で救助要請(※管轄署員が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Other (unable to move)

SAR No. 2020-93-2

Citizen of France
Male
30's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Kamifurano-dake (上富良野岳, 1893m)
Incident date: 2020/11/07
Event description (Google Translate) | At around 0:20 pm, the two victims were descending near the top of the mountain, and Eisen became incapacitated because they did not fit their shoes. )
Residence of individual: France
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者2人は、午後0時20分頃山頂付近を下山中、アイゼンが靴に合わず行動不能となり、自ら110番で救助要請(※道警山岳遭難救助隊と消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Other (unable to move)

SAR No. 2020-93-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
30's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Kamifurano-dake (上富良野岳, 1893m)
Incident date: 2020/11/07
Event description (Google Translate) | At around 0:20 pm, the two victims were descending near the top of the mountain, and Eisen became incapacitated because they did not fit their shoes. )
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者2人は、午後0時20分頃山頂付近を下山中、アイゼンが靴に合わず行動不能となり、自ら110番で救助要請(※道警山岳遭難救助隊と消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Fall

SAR No. 2020-92-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
70's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Moiwa-yama (藻岩山, 531m)
Incident date: 2020/11/07
Event description (Google Translate) | Around 8:20 am, the victim slipped down the mountain near the 1st station and slipped down, becoming incapacitated, and another climber requested rescue at 119 (* Fire rescue team rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、午前8時20分頃1合目付近を下山中、足を滑らせ滑落し、行動不能となり、他の登山者が119番で救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Other (unable to move)

SAR No. 2020-91-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
50's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Muka-yama (武華山, 1756m)
Incident date: 2020/11/01
Event description (Google Translate) | While climbing around the 1st station around 6 am, the victim stepped off the fallen tree, injured his left leg and became incapacitated, and the companion requested rescue at 119 (* Fire rescue team rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、午前6時頃1合目付近を登山中、倒木から足を踏み外し、左足を負傷して行動不能となり、同行者が119番で救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Fatigue

SAR No. 2020-90-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
50's
Summer season
Backcountry
Solo
Odasshu-yama (オダッシュ山, 1098m)
Incident date: 2020/10/25
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim was incapacitated while climbing around the 8th station at around 9:30 am, and another climber requested rescue at 119 (* Fire rescue team rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、午前9時30分頃8合目付近を登山中、両足がけいれんして行動不能となり、他の登山者が119番で救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-89-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
60's
Summer season
Backcountry
Solo
Iwaonupuri (イワオヌプリ, 1116m)
Incident date: 2020/10/21
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim lost sight of the mountain trail while descending near the summit at around 4:30 pm and requested rescue by himself at No. 119 (* The police mountain disaster rescue team and the fire rescue team rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、午後4時30分頃山頂付近を下山中、登山道を見失い自ら119番で救助要請(※道警山岳遭難救助隊と消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Fall

SAR No. 2020-88-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
20's
Summer season
Backcountry
Group
Ishigaki-yama (石垣山, 525m)
Incident date: 2020/10/17
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim slipped down at about 9:20 am while climbing a rock with six friends, and was incapacitated due to injury to the waist, etc., and the companion requested rescue at 119 (* The police helicopter rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、仲間6人と岩登り中、午前9時20分頃滑落し、腰部等を負傷して行動不能となり、同行者が119番で救助要請(※道警ヘリが遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
Death
Unknown

SAR No. 2020-87-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
70's
Summer season
Backcountry
Solo
Furano-dake (富良野岳, 1912m)
Incident date: 2020/10/12
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim had entered the mountain alone from the Ryounkaku mountain climbing entrance on October 12, but a rescue request was made by a family member who could not be contacted due to lack of communication (* October 20, the Doko Mountain Distress Rescue Team found the victim. , Contained in a police helicopter)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、10月12日凌雲閣登山口から単独で入山していたが、音信不通となり連絡が取れなくなった家族から救助要請(※10月20日、道警山岳遭難救助隊が遭難者を発見、道警ヘリで収容)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
Death
Unknown

SAR No. 2020-86-1

Japan Resident (Kagoshima)
Male
60's
Summer season
Backcountry
Solo
Poroshiri-dake (幌尻岳, 2052m)
Incident date: 2020/10/04
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim had entered the mountain alone from the Chiroro forest road on October 2, but a rescue request was made by a family member who could not be contacted due to lack of communication (* October 17, the police helicopter found and contained the victim)
Residence of individual: Kagoshima
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、10月2日チロロ林道から単独で入山していたが、音信不通となり連絡が取れなくなった家族から救助要請(※10月17日、道警ヘリが遭難者を発見、収容)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-85-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
70's
Summer season
Backcountry
Solo
Miyaokakoen (宮丘公園, 100m)
Incident date: 2020/09/29
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim lost his way while strolling in the mountains near Miyanooka Park at around 4:30 pm and requested rescue by himself at 119 (* The jurisdiction staff rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Park ranger etc
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、午後4時30分頃宮丘公園付近の山を散策中、道に迷い、自ら119番で救助要請(※管轄署員が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Trip

SAR No. 2020-84-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
Up to 20
Summer season
Backcountry
Group
Moiwa-yama (藻岩山, 531m)
Incident date: 2020/09/22
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim was incapacitated due to a leg injury while descending the 5th station of the charity course at around 1:30 pm, and the companion requested rescue at 110 (* Fire rescue team rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は、午後1時30分頃慈恵会コースの5合目付近を下山中、足を負傷して行動不能となり、同行者が110番で救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)

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Hokkaido Police Search and Rescue Incident Translation Difficulty Rating

Category

Grade

Points

Strenuousness

Vertical Gain

D

25

Time ascending

D

0

Technicality

Altitude

D

0

Hazards

D

Navigation

D

Totals

25/100

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