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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Death
Illness

SAR No. 2020-25-1

Citizen of Australia
Male
50's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2020/02/28
Event description (Google Translate) | At 10:05 am, the victims suddenly fell unconscious while climbing from the Niseko Grand Hirafu ski area to the summit by skiing.
Residence of individual: Australia
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前10時5分頃ニセコグランヒラフスキー場から山頂へ向けてスキーで登山中、突然倒れて意識不明となり、同行者がスキーパトロール隊に救助要請(※スキーパトロール隊が遭難者を収容)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Slip

SAR No. 2020-24-1

Citizen of China
Female
30's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2020/02/26
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim was snowboarding outside the management area of ​​the Asahidake Ski Area at around 4:10 pm, falling down from a bridge about 3 meters in height and was unable to act due to the deep snow, and the accompanying person requested rescue at 110 (* Dokei Mountains) Distress rescue team rescues victims)
Residence of individual: China
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後4時10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、高さ約3メートルの橋から転落し深雪のため行動不能となり同行者が110番で救助要請(※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2年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Fall

SAR No. 2020-23-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
40's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Rishiri-zan (利尻山, 1721m)
Incident date: 2020/02/25
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim entered the mountain from Ahtromanaisawa. At around 0:30 pm, while skiing from around 1050 m above sea level, the board was caught in a tree and lost his balance, slipped about 200 meters, injured his left foot, and requested rescue at 110. Road disaster prevention helicopter rescues victims)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Disaster SAR Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者はアフトロマナイ沢から入山、午後0時30分頃標高1050メートル付近からスキーで滑走中、板が木に引っかかりバランスを崩して約 200メートル滑落し左足を負傷、自ら110番で救助要請(※道防災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)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-22-1

Citizen of Australia
Male
40's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Solo
Tomamu-yama (トマム山, 1239m)
Incident date: 2020/02/22
Event description (Google Translate) | A victim worried that she could not return to the lodging facility because she could not understand the direction of descent while snowboarding outside the managed area of ​​the Hoshino Resort Tomamu Ski Resort, requested a rescue from the police through the accommodation facility. Rescue team rescues victims)
Residence of individual: Australia
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は星野リゾートトマムスキー場の管理区域外をスノーボードで滑走中、下山方向が分からなくなり、宿泊施設に帰らないことを心配した家族が宿泊施設を介して警察に救助要請(※翌日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2年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-21-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
40's
Winter season
Backcountry
Solo
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2020/02/22
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim entered the mountain by skiing from Sumimi Station. At around 4:00 pm, he climbed down at the 6th station with his foot down. Rescues the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は姿見駅からスキーで入山、午後4時頃6合目付近をつぼ足で下山中、吹雪による視界不良のため下山方向が分からなくなり、自ら110番で救助要請(※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2年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Trip

SAR No. 2020-20-1

Japan Resident (Kanagawa)
Male
60's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2020/02/19
Event description (Google Translate) | At around 10:15 am, the victims fell while skiing outside of the Niseko Hanazono Ski Area's management area while falling down and injured their left foot. An acquaintance contacted by the victims requested a ski patrol to rescue the ski patrol (* ski patrol) Corps rescues victims)
Residence of individual: Kanagawa
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前10時15分頃ニセコ花園スキー場の管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、転倒して左足を負傷、遭難者から連絡を受けた知人がスキーパトロール隊に救助要請(※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)
Injury
Trip

SAR No. 2020-19-1

Citizen of Australia
Male
30's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2020/02/18
Event description (Google Translate) | At 11:20 am, the victim suffered a fall and injured his left arm while riding on a snowboard outside the Niseko Grand Hirafu ski area, and a companion requested a ski patrol to rescue the victim.
Residence of individual: Australia
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前11時20分頃ニセコグランヒラフスキー場の管理区域外をスノーボードで滑走中、転倒して左腕を負傷、同行者がスキーパトロール隊に救助要請(※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)
Missing
Unknown

SAR No. 2020-18-1

Citizen of United States
Male
30's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2020/02/18
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim and his friends visited the Asahidake Ski Resort and slid on a snowboard, but were missing at the end of 2:40 pm at the Ropeway Sanroku Station. Rescue request
Residence of individual: United States
Dispatch: Other
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は仲間と旭岳スキー場に訪れスノーボードで滑走していたが、午後2時40分頃ロープウェイ山麓駅で目撃されたのを最後に行方不明となり、家族から宿泊施設職員を介して110番で救助要請
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-17-2

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
30's
Winter season
Other winter alpinism
Group
Okobachi-yama (於古発山, 709m)
Incident date: 2020/02/13
Event description (Google Translate) | The two victims entered the mountain by foot from Shioya Maruyama. At around 5:00 pm, the direction of the descent was lost near the anataki on the south side of Oko-Hatsuyama. (※ Firefighting rescue squad and Dokei mountain distress rescue squad rescued the victims)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者2人は塩谷丸山からつぼ足で入山、午後5時頃、於古発山南側の穴滝付近で下山方向が分からなくなり、自ら119番で救助要請 (※消防救助隊と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2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-17-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
30's
Winter season
Other winter alpinism
Group
Okobachi-yama (於古発山, 708m)
Incident date: 2020/02/13
Event description (Google Translate) | The two victims entered the mountain by foot from Shioya Maruyama. At around 5:00 pm, the direction of the descent was lost near the anataki on the south side of Oko-Hatsuyama. (※ Firefighting rescue squad and Dokei mountain distress rescue squad rescued the victims)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者2人は塩谷丸山からつぼ足で入山、午後5時頃、於古発山南側の穴滝付近で下山方向が分からなくなり、自ら119番で救助要請 (※消防救助隊と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2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Other

SAR No. 2020-16-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
70's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Matashita-yama (股下山, 820m)
Incident date: 2020/02/11
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim was incapable of skiing around 7th station at about 1:30 pm due to the deep snow down the mountain and down to the waist.
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1時30分頃7合目付近をスキーで下山中、腰までの深雪で行動不能となり、同行者が119番で救助要請(※札幌市消防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
Avalanche

SAR No. 2020-15-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
30's
Winter season
Backcountry
Solo
Yotei-zan (羊蹄山, 1898m)
Incident date: 2020/02/10
Event description (Google Translate) | The distressed person entered the mountain alone for snowboarding, a family worried not to return home reported to the police station, and an acquaintance discovered a victim buried in an avalanche the next day (* Road disaster prevention helicopter accommodates victims)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Disaster SAR Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は単独でスノーボード滑走のため入山、帰宅しないことを心配した家族が警察署に通報、翌日雪崩に埋没している遭難者を知人が発見(※道防災ヘリが遭難者を収容)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
Injury
Other (Tree strike)

SAR No. 2020-14-1

Citizen of Italy
Male
20's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2020/02/07
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim was skiing outside the management area of ​​the Asahidake Ski Area at around 9:50 am while hitting a tree and injured a rib. rescue)
Residence of individual: Italy
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前9時50分頃旭岳スキー場の管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、立木に衝突して肋骨を負傷、同行者が110番で救助要請(※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2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-13-1

Citizen of China
Male
30's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Solo
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2020/02/02
Event description (Google Translate) | The victims were skiing around the Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Area at around 4 pm with skis. )
Residence of individual: China
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後4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、下山方向が分からなくなり、日没となったため、自ら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)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-12-2

Citizen of United States
Female
20's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1309m)
Incident date: 2020/02/01
Event description (Google Translate) | The two victims are skiing outside the management area of ​​the Niseko Hanazono Ski Resort at around 3:20 pm. )
Residence of individual: United States
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者2人は午後3時20分頃ニセコ花園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、知人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)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2020-12-1

Citizen of United States
Male
20's
Winter season
Sidecountry
Group
Nisekoannupuri (ニセコアンヌプリ, 1308m)
Incident date: 2020/02/01
Event description (Google Translate) | The two victims are skiing outside the management area of ​​the Niseko Hanazono Ski Resort at around 3:20 pm. )
Residence of individual: United States
Dispatch: Ski patrol
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者2人は午後3時20分頃ニセコ花園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、知人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)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
Death
Avalanche

SAR No. 2020-11-1

Citizen of United Kingdom
Male
30's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Pinneshiri-dake (敏音知岳, 703m)
Incident date: 2020/02/01
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim was skied around the peak at around 11:30 am on a guided tour, was caught in an avalanche and was buried, and was rescued by a companion. Request for rescue at the turn (* Road disaster prevention helicopter accommodates victims)
Residence of individual: United Kingdom
Dispatch: Disaster SAR Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者はガイドツアーで午前11時30分頃山頂付近をスキーで滑走 中、雪崩に巻き込まれて埋没し、同行者が救出したが心肺停止状態であり、雪崩を目撃した他の登山者が119番で救助要請(※道防災ヘリが遭難者を収容)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)
Death
Avalanche

SAR No. 2020-10-1

Citizen of France
Male
30's
Winter season
Backcountry
Group
Tomamu-yama (トマム山, 1239m)
Incident date: 2020/01/30
Event description (Google Translate) | At 3:25 pm on a guided tour, the victims climbed up the mountain from Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Ski Resort on skis and skied out of the management area while skiing outside the management area. Due to the condition, the accompanying guide requested rescue at the ski resort (※ Dokei mountain rescue squad accommodates victims)
Residence of individual: France
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2020) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者はガイドツアーで午後3時25分頃星野リゾートトマムスキー場からトマム山にスキーで登坂し管理区域外をスキーで滑走中、雪崩に巻き込まれて埋没し、同行者が救出したが心肺停止状態であったため、同行ガイドがスキー場に救助要請(※道警山岳救助隊が遭難者を収容)
出典:山岳遭難発生状況(令和2年) (北海道警察)