Table 3

 Mountaineers’ view of the main cause of frostbite injury

Mountaineers’ view of cause of injuryFrequencyPercentage
Inappropriate clothing21245.3
Lack or incorrect use of equipment8518.2
Lack of knowledge on tackling cold6814.6
Severe cold weather5912.6
Wet clothing122.6
Long stay in cold weather40.9
Severe wind40.9
Unnecessary contact with snow10.2
Inexperienced guide10.2