When you take part in adventure pursuits, there is always the risk of experiencing slips, trips and falls, or other sport-related accidents. This being said, beyond little trips and grazes, each activity presents its own more severe health and safety risks, which is also true of mountain climbing.
Common mountain climbing accidents
Mountaineering is a highly satisfying pursuit, but it is also extremely physically demanding. From climbing the rock face or abseiling down a rugged cliff, mountain climbing requires a great level of skill, patience and dedication.
Yet, even the most accomplished of mountaineering fanatics aren’t exempt from tumbles and falls and other mountain climbing injuries. The most common mountain climbing accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Myriad injuries and suffocation caused by avalanches
- Falls caused by belay problems
- Falls from the rope when abseiling
- Falls due to inadequate rope length when abseiling
- Strikes to the head or other body parts by falling rocks or debris
- Trips and falls caused by poor footing
- Respiratory issues, depending on height and climate of climb
In the event that you do suffer a sporting accident, be sure to seek medical attention immediately. If applicable, also report the accident in question to your adventure pursuits company.
Who is responsible for my mountain climbing accident?
If you have suffered a mountain climbing accident and you believe that someone else is responsible for the injury and distress you have endured, they could be held liable.
Most likely, if you were involved in a mountain climbing accident while under the supervision of an adventure pursuits company, due to their negligence, you will be able to claim personal injury compensation on the basis that they have failed to ensure your health and safety.
All mountain climbing accidents are unique, and so at Accident Advice Helpline we offer a free initial consultation to help victims of mountain climbing injuries determine both liability and their eligibility to claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
No matter the nature of your mountaineering accident, whether you experienced a small trip or a more severe fall while abseiling, at Accident Advice Helpline we can help you retrieve the compensation you are entitled to.
To receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice