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
Other (Improper equipment)

SAR No. 2019-126-1

Citizen of China
Female
30's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Solo
Moiwa-yama (藻岩山, 537m)
Incident date: 2019/12/31
Event description (Google Translate) | At 5:00 pm, the victims descended from the summit to the ropeway station while descending from the mountaintop. Rescued)
Residence of individual: China
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後5時頃山頂からロープウェイ駅へ下山中、日没で辺りが暗くなり照明器具を所持していなかったため不安を覚え自らロープウェイ職員を介して消防に救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を救 助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-125-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
40's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Yotei-zan (羊蹄山, 1898m)
Incident date: 2019/12/29
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim was separated from the companion at about 2:30 pm and skated on the Makkari course, and was unable to return to the starting point due to a mistake in the direction of descent. Rescue team rescues victims)
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2時30分頃同行者と分かれて真狩コースをスキーで滑走中、下山方向を間違えて登山口に戻れなくなり、下山しないことを心配した同行者が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(令和元年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-124-1

Citizen of Korea, Republic of
Male
50's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Kitano-mine (北の峰, 1084m)
Incident date: 2019/12/26
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim was skated outside the management area of ​​the Furano Ski Resort at around 4 pm, and was unable to understand the descent direction. A family worried about not going downhill requested a rescue at 110 via a ski patrol. Rescue the victims)
Residence of individual: Korea, Republic of
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後4時頃富良野スキー場の管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、下山方向がわかならなくなり、下山しないことを心配した家族がスキーパトロールを介して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(令和元年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Fatigue

SAR No. 2019-123-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
60's
Winter season
Other winter alpinism
Solo
Moiwa-yama (藻岩山, 537m)
Incident date: 2019/12/23
Event description (Google Translate) | The victims were unable to move due to fatigue at around 0:50 pm from the top of the mountain while descending, and climbers passing by requested a rescue at 119. (* Firefighting helicopter rescues victims)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Fire Dept Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後0時50分頃山頂から下山中、疲労のため行動不能となり通りがかりの登山者が119番で救助要請(※消防ヘリが遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Fall

SAR No. 2019-122-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
20's
Winter season
Other winter alpinism
Group
Sounkyu Hyobaku NAKA-taki (層雲峡氷瀑 NAKA滝, 600m)
Incident date: 2019/12/17
Event description (Google Translate) | During ice climbing at the icefall at Sounkyo at around 0:30 pm, the victim broke the ice at the part where the ice pierced the ice and broke down from about 15 meters in height and injured his left arm. Fire and rescue team rescues victims)
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0時30分頃層雲峡の氷瀑でアイスクライミング中、ピッケルを刺した部分の氷が割れて高さ約15メートルから滑落し左腕を負傷、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(令和元年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Trip

SAR No. 2019-121-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
40's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Solo
Iwaonupuri (イワオヌプリ, 1116m)
Incident date: 2019/12/15
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim was skiing at around 10:30 am while skiing on a rock and falling down, injured his left foot, and requested rescue himself at 119 (* Disaster prevention helicopter rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Disaster SAR Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前10時30分頃スキーで滑走中、岩にスキーが引っかかり転倒し左足を負傷、自ら119番で救助要請(※防災ヘリが遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Bad weather

SAR No. 2019-120-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
40's
Winter season
Other winter alpinism
Solo
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2019/12/08
Event description (Google Translate) | The victims entered the mountain alone on December 7th, staying in a tent at a designated area of ​​Goasahi camp, the tent was broken due to snowstorm and became inoperable. Request for rescue (※ Road police mountain rescue rescue squad found victim, police police helicopter rescued victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は単独で12月7日に入山、後旭キャンプ指定地でテント泊中、吹雪によりテントが壊れ行動不能となり、下山予定時刻を過ぎても下山せず安否を心配した家族が消防通報で救助要請(※道警山岳遭難救助隊が遭難者を発見、道警ヘリが遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Trip

SAR No. 2019-119-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
60's
Winter season
Other winter alpinism
Group
Moiwa-yama (藻岩山, 537m)
Incident date: 2019/11/23
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim was climbing from the Asahiyama Park starting point at around 10:05 am, stumbled over a tree root near the back of a horse and injured his right leg. (* Firefighting helicopter rescues victims)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Fire Dept Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前10時5分頃旭山公園登山口から登山中、馬の背付近で木の根につまづき転倒し右足を負傷、同行者が110番で救助要請 (※消防ヘリが遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-118-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
40's
Solo
Raiba-dake (来馬岳, 1040m)
Incident date: 2019/10/31
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim enters the mountain from the Orofure Pass parking lot around 2:00 pm, descents from Raimadake around 5:00 pm, loses track of the mountain climbing road at sunset, and requests rescue by himself on the 110th.
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2時頃オロフレ峠駐車場から入山、午後5時頃来馬岳から下山中、日没で登山道を見失い自ら110番で救助要請(※消防救助隊員が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
30's
Solo
Pippu-dake (比布岳, 2197m)
Incident date: 2019/10/14
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim entered the mountain from the Aizankei climbing entrance at around 6:15 am, but the family did not descend even after the scheduled descent time, and a family concerned about safety was requested to rescue the police station. (* A mountain guide searching for the victim on October 21 found the victim, and a police helicopter contained the victim.)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前6時15分頃愛山渓登山口から入山したが、下山予定時刻を過ぎても下山せず、安否を心配した家族が警察署に救助要請 (※10月21日捜索中の山岳ガイドが遭難者を発見、道警ヘリが遭難者を収容)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Other (Improper equipment)

SAR No. 2019-116-2

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
50's
Group
Musa-dake (武佐岳, 1006m)
Incident date: 2019/10/06
Event description (Google Translate) | The two victims went downhill at around 6:20 pm due to their delayed action, and they did not have the lighting equipment. )
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6時20分頃下山中、行動遅れで日没となり、照明器具を所持していなかったため登山道が分からなくなり自ら警察署に救助要請(※中標津警察署員が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Other (Improper equipment)

SAR No. 2019-116-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
40's
Group
Musa-dake (武佐岳, 1006m)
Incident date: 2019/10/06
Event description (Google Translate) | The two victims went downhill at around 6:20 pm due to their delayed action, and they did not have the lighting equipment. )
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6時20分頃下山中、行動遅れで日没となり、照明器具を所持していなかったため登山道が分からなくなり自ら警察署に救助要請(※中標津警察署員が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Fall

SAR No. 2019-115-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
30's
Group
Poroshiri-dake (幌尻岳, 2052m)
Incident date: 2019/10/03
Event description (Google Translate) | Victims enter the upper part of Yonosawa from Horojiri Sanso to develop a new route at Mount Horojiri, and descend at Nonozawa to return to the Nairahira River course at around 5:20 pm Inside, stepping off the cliff, slipping down about 10 meters and injuring the right foot, accompanying person descends and requests the police to rescue.
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は幌尻岳の新規ルート開拓のため幌尻山荘から四ノ沢上流部に入山、午後5時20分頃額平川コースに戻るため四ノ沢を下山 中、崖で足を踏み外して約10メートル滑落し右足を負傷、同行者が下山して警察に救助要請(※道警山岳遭難救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-114-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
60's
Solo
Okobachi-yama (於古発山, 708m)
Incident date: 2019/10/02
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim enters the mountain from the forest of Otaru nature toward Shioya Maruyama, enters the side street at about 1:30 pm, loses sight of the mountain trail, and requests the police station to rescue himself (* Road police helicopter rescues the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は小樽自然の森から塩谷丸山を目指して入山、午後1時30分頃脇道に入り登山道を見失い、自ら警察署に救助要請(※道警ヘリが遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-113-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
20's
Solo
Rausu-dake (羅臼岳, 1661m)
Incident date: 2019/09/29
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim entered the mountain from the Iwabetsu course and turned back at around 4 pm, but lost track of the mountain trail on the way and requested a rescue from the police station via the hotel where he was staying. Rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は岩尾別コースから入山、午後4時頃引き返したが途中で登山道を見失い、宿泊予定先のホテルを介して警察署に救助要請(※翌日地元山岳ガイドが発見し道警山岳遭難救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-112-2

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
40's
Group
Iwaonupuri (イワオヌプリ, 1116m)
Incident date: 2019/09/29
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim entered the mountain from Goshiki Onsen, lost his way due to poor visibility due to dense fog in the downhill, contacted Goshiki Onsen, and the hot spring staff who received the contact requested rescue at 110 (※ Road police mountain rescue and fire rescue teams rescue the victims)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は五色温泉から入山、下山中に濃霧による視界不良で道に迷い五色温泉へ連絡、連絡を受けた同温泉職員が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(令和元年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-112-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
20's
Group
Iwaonupuri (イワオヌプリ, 1116m)
Incident date: 2019/09/29
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim entered the mountain from Goshiki Onsen, lost his way due to poor visibility due to dense fog in the downhill, contacted Goshiki Onsen, and the hot spring staff who received the contact requested rescue at 110 (※ Road police mountain rescue and fire rescue teams rescue the victims)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は五色温泉から入山、下山中に濃霧による視界不良で道に迷い五色温泉へ連絡、連絡を受けた同温泉職員が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(令和元年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2019-111-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
60's
Solo
Oakan-dake (雄阿寒岳, 1371m)
Incident date: 2019/09/26
Event description (Google Translate) | At around 6:20 pm, the victims descended near Jiro Lake while sunset, lost track of the mountain trail and requested rescue at 110 (* Fire department and police rescue team rescued the victims)
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6時20分頃次郎湖付近を下山中、日没となり登山道を見失い自ら110番で救助要請(※消防署と警察救助隊が遭難者を救助)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和元年) (北海道警察)