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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Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
70's
Summer season
Solo
Hakken-zan (八剣山, 498m)
Incident date: 2018/10/21
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim dropped about 50 meters below the cliffs from around Yatsurayama peak at around 1:20 pm, other climbers requested rescue for firefighting (※ disaster prevention helicopter found and accommodated the victims)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Disaster SAR Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後1時20分頃八剣山山頂付近から崖下に約50メートル滑落、他の登山者が消防に救助要請(※防災ヘリが遭難者を発見収容)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2018-107-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
40's
Summer season
Solo
Raiden-yama (雷電山, 1211m)
Incident date: 2018/10/20
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim started at the entrance of Lake Kokkuri at 1:30 pm, started descending at around 5 pm, but the surroundings became dark at sunset, lost sight of the climbing path and got lost, requested rescue at # 110 (* firefighter rescue team Rescuing a victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後1時30分頃コックリ湖入口から入山、午後5時頃下山を開始したが、日没で周囲が暗くなり登山道を見失い道に迷い、110番で救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
Death
Unknown

SAR No. 2018-106-1

Japan Resident (Saitama)
Male
60's
Summer season
Solo
Tomuraushi-yama (トムラウシ山, 2141m)
Incident date: 2018/10/04
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim got in from Tomurashi Hot Spring Course shortening climbing mouth, around 10 o'clock, another climber discovered a victim who was fallen near the southernmost vicinity and reported 110 (※ Hokkaido helicopter accommodated the victim)
Residence of individual: Saitama
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者はトムラウシ温泉コース短縮登山口から入山、午前10時頃他の登山者が南沼分岐付近で倒れている遭難者を発見し、110番通報 (※道警ヘリが遭難者を収容)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2018-105-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
40's
Summer season
Solo
Tokachi-dake (十勝岳, 2077m)
Incident date: 2018/09/26
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim arrived from the hill in the morning, arrived at the summit at around 1 pm, passed around the Tokachi duty evacue hut at around 4 pm, lost sight of the mountain path, got lost and rescued at No. 110 (* Namda Mountain Rescue Corps Discover the victim, rescue)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前9時頃望岳台から入山、午後1時頃山頂に到着、午後4時頃十勝岳避難小屋付近を通過後、登山道を見失い道に迷い、110番で救助要請(※道警山岳救助隊が遭難者を発見、救助)
Injury
Trip

SAR No. 2018-104-1

Japan Resident (Chiba)
Male
70's
Summer season
Group
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2018/09/24
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim moved to Midori station at the ropeway and started falling down the mountain climbing route from Gotomi station around 1 pm, falling near the 4th meeting around 3 pm to injure the head, other climbers rescued for firefighting (* Disaster prevention helicopter rescues victims)
Residence of individual: Chiba
Dispatch: Disaster SAR Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者はロープウエイで姿見駅まで移動し、午後1時頃姿見駅から登山道を下山開始、午後3時頃4合目付近で転倒して頭部を負傷、他の登山者が消防に救助要請(※防災ヘリが遭難者を救助)
Injury
Trip

SAR No. 2018-103-1

Japan Resident (Shizuoka)
Male
40's
Summer season
Solo
Tomuraushi-yama (トムラウシ山, 2141m)
Incident date: 2018/09/22
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim is running longitudinally from Asahidake to Mt. Tomurashi on September 21, during around 2:30 pm on Kamui near the top of Kamui, injured his right foot injured, asking for rescue at # 119 (※ firefighter rescue team is a victim Rescue)
Residence of individual: Shizuoka
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は9月21日旭岳からトムラウシ山まで縦走中、22日午後2時30分頃カムイ天上付近を下山中、転倒して右足を負傷、119番で救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
No injury
Fatigue

SAR No. 2018-102-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
60's
Summer season
Group
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2018/09/20
Event description (Google Translate) | The victims moved to Midori station using the ropeway around 1:30 pm, around 1:30 pm during the descent of the mountain climbing from Tomomi Station, due to fatigue in the vicinity of the 2nd gesture, the accompanying person became unmanageable at 110 Rescue request (* Ropeway officials and policemen in search are rescuing the victims)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Multiple parties
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午後1時頃ロープウエイを利用して姿見駅まで移動、午後1時30分頃姿見駅から登山道を下山中、2合目付近で疲労のため行動不能となり、同行者が110番で救助要請(※捜索中のロープウエイ職員と警察官が遭難者を救助)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2018-101-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
20's
Summer season
Solo
Asahi-dake (旭岳, 2291m)
Incident date: 2018/09/19
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim got lost from the 1st stop of Asahidake around 7:00 am, entered the mountain, around 10:30 am going down the mountains from the top of the mountain and headed north, so he got lost and requested rescue at No. 110 (※ District Police Mountain Rescue Team was distressed Discover, rescue)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前7時頃旭岳の1合目から入山、午前10時30分頃山頂から下山方向を間違えて北方向に進行したため道に迷い、110番で救助要請(※道警山岳救助隊が遭難者を発見、救助)
Death
Bad weather

SAR No. 2018-100-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
60's
Summer season
Solo
Midori-dake (緑岳, 2020m)
Incident date: 2018/09/18
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim was disabled from Seikei Takahara Onsen from September 18th at the entrance of the mountain and near the ninth green mountain area due to the cold, and other climbers requested rescue for firefighting via the Daisetsu Takahara Onsen (* distressed mountain rescue team was distressed Discover and accommodate people)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は9月18日大雪高原温泉から入山、緑岳9合目付近で寒さのため行動不能となり、他の登山者が大雪高原温泉を介して消防に救助要請(※道警山岳救助隊が遭難者を発見、収容)
Injury
Trip

SAR No. 2018-99-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
40's
Summer season
Group
Meakan-dake (雌阿寒岳, 1499m)
Incident date: 2018/09/15
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim got in from the Onneto course from around 6:00 am, descended near the ninth meeting in the morning at around 11:30 am, injured his left foot, injured his left foot, a rescuer asked for a rescue (※ disaster helicopter rescued the victim )
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Disaster SAR Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前6時頃オンネトーコースから入山、午前11時30分頃9合目付近を下山中、転倒して左足を負傷、同行者が119番で救助要請 (※防災ヘリが遭難者を救助)
Injury
Illness

SAR No. 2018-98-1

Japan Resident (Kanagawa)
Male
40's
Summer season
Group
Hakuun-dake (白雲岳, 2230m)
Incident date: 2018/09/15
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim went to Iriyama on September 13, at around 4:30 am on January 15, departing from the Baekundaki evacuation hut, around 6 am on the same day around the Baiyun Dynasty towards the ginseng in the descent during the descent, Is No. 119 Request for rescue (* Disaster prevention helicopter rescues victims)
Residence of individual: Kanagawa
Dispatch: Disaster SAR Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は9月13日に入山、同15日午前4時30分頃白雲岳避難小屋を出発、同日午前6時頃白雲岳分岐付近を銀泉台に向けて下山中、体調不良で行動不能となり、同行者が119番で救助要請(※防災ヘリが遭難者を救助)
No injury
Lost

SAR No. 2018-97-1

Japan Resident (Tokyo)
Male
60's
Summer season
Solo
Youtei-zan (羊蹄山, 1898m)
Incident date: 2018/09/14
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim got inundated from around the 5:30 am in the afternoon, at around 5:30 pm in the descending mountain near the first stop, around the fallen tree lost sight of the climbing road and got lost, and rescued at 119 (※ firefighter rescue team Rescuing a victim)
Residence of individual: Tokyo
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前5時頃比羅夫コースから入山、午後5時30分頃1合目付近を下山中、倒木を迂回したところ登山道を見失い道に迷い、119番で救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
No injury
Fatigue

SAR No. 2018-96-1

Japan Resident (Okayama)
Male
60's
Summer season
Solo
Shari-dake (斜里岳, 1547m)
Incident date: 2018/09/09
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim arrived at the peak at 11:30 AM and arrived at the summit around 3 pm but due to fatigue the bivouac, the administrator of the bivouac, Kiyamatoso worried about the mountaineer who did not descend at 110 Rescue request (* Namidan mountain rescue team discovered and rescued people in Kumi Pass)
Residence of individual: Okayama
Dispatch: Police Mountain SAR
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前11時30分頃清岳荘から入山、午後3時頃山頂に到着したが疲労のため山頂直下でビバーク、清岳荘の管理人が下山してこない登山者を心配して110番で救助要請(※道警山岳救助隊が熊見峠で遭難者を発見、救助)
Injury
Illness (Dehydration)

SAR No. 2018-95-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Male
20's
Summer season
Group
Youtei-zan (羊蹄山, 1898m)
Incident date: 2018/09/02
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim arrived from the Kyogoku course around 10 AM and arrived at the summit around 3 PM. During the descent of the third near the afternoon at 7 PM, both feet cramped and became inoperable, accompanied by a 110 visit to the rescue request (* Firefight rescue team rescues victims)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前10時頃京極コースから入山、午後3時頃山頂に到着 し、午後7時頃3合目付近を下山中、両足がけいれん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)
Injury
Illness (Dehydration)

SAR No. 2018-94-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
50's
Summer season
Group
Nukabira-dake (ヌカビラ岳, 1808m)
Incident date: 2018/09/02
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim got inundated from the Tyoro Forest Road around 6:00 am and was around 11 o'clock in the morning while descending down near the summit of the Nakabira Mountain, the patient was unable to act due to a bad physical condition and the accompanying person requested rescue at No. 110 (* helicopter helicopter rescued the victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Police Helicopter
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前6時頃チロロ林道から入山、午前11時頃ヌカビラ岳山頂付近を下山中、体調不良で行動不能となり、同行者が110番で救助要請(※道警ヘリが遭難者を救助)
No injury
Fatigue

SAR No. 2018-93-1

Hokkaido Local Resident
Female
30's
Summer season
Group
Hakuun-zan (白雲山, 1187m)
Incident date: 2018/09/02
Event description (Google Translate) | At about 8:00 am, the victim got inundated at Tianyu Mountain from Mount Baekwan, entered the mountain mountain, around 0 o'clock in the afternoon when he was descending at the foot of Tenshiyama, it became ineffective due to fatigue, accompanied by a rescue request at the accompanying person (* firefighter rescue team Rescuing a victim)
Residence of individual: Hokkaido
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前8時頃白雲山から天望山の縦走予定で入山、午後0時頃天望山の麓を下山中、疲労で行動不能となり、同行者が110番で救助要請(※消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
No injury
Fatigue

SAR No. 2018-92-1

Japan Resident (Chiba)
Male
60's
Summer season
Solo
Rausu-dake (羅臼岳, 1661m)
Incident date: 2018/09/02
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim arrived from the Iwaobetsu course around 4:30 am, arrived at the summit around 9:30 am, it was unable to act due to poor physical condition during descending mountain around 10 o'clock in the morning, around Osawa, via other climbers Responded to the police (* Road warrior mountain rescue team and fire rescue team rescued the victims)
Residence of individual: Chiba
Dispatch: Local Fire Dept
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前4時30分頃岩尾別コースから入山、午前9時30分頃山頂に到着、午前10時30分頃大沢付近を下山中、体調不良で行動不能となり、他の登山者を介して警察に救助要請(※道警山岳救助隊と消防救助隊が遭難者を救助)
No injury
Other (Improper equipment)

SAR No. 2018-91-1

Japan Resident (Tokyo)
Male
70's
Summer season
Solo
Ashibetsu-dake (芦別岳, 1727m)
Incident date: 2018/09/01
Event description (Google Translate) | The victim arrived from the new road around 7:30 AM, arrived at the summit around 2:30 PM, around 7:00 PM during the descending mountain near the second stop, the lighting fixtures became inoperable due to battery exhaustion, through the accommodation facilities Rescue request at 110 (※ police officer in search is found and rescued)
Residence of individual: Tokyo
Dispatch: Other
Translated from Mountain SAR Events (2018) by Hokkaido Police
Original Japanese | 遭難者は午前7時30分頃新道コースから入山、午後2時30分頃山頂に到着、午後7時頃2合目付近を下山中、照明器具の電池切れで行動不能となり、宿泊施設を通じて110番で救助要請(※捜索中の警察官が遭難者を発見、救助)