Story: Tramping

Tramping fatalities, 1920s–2000s

Tramping fatalities, 1920s–2000s

Few people died while tramping until the 1960s. Since then the fatality rate has risen steadily, partly because of the increasing numbers of overseas tourists unaccustomed to New Zealand conditions who head for the hinterland. 

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

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Carl Walrond, 'Tramping - Hazards, safety and guidebooks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/9874/tramping-fatalities-1920s-2000s (accessed 10 July 2020)

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