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Tramping fatalities, 1920s–2000s

Tramping fatalities, 1920s–2000s

Few people died while tramping until the 1960s. Since then the fatality rate has risen consistently. This is partly because of the increasing numbers of overseas tourists who head for the hinterland. A worrying trend in the 2000s was the number of tourists who lost their lives.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Sources: Federated Mountain Clubs bulletins, Mountain Safety Council fatalities database, newspapers and other sources

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Carl Walrond, 'Tramping - Hazards, safety and guide books', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 November 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015