American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Erik F.B. Fries, 1899-1990

  • In Memoriam
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  • Publication Year: 1991

ERIK F.B. FRIES

1899-1990

Erik F. B. Fries died on November 7, 1990 at the age of 91 years in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Dr. Fries received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1930 in biology. After working for a publishing company as a consulting editor, he joined the faculty of the City College of New York 1933 and taught biology there until his retirement in 1966, except for his service in the Navy during World War II. He was also a research assistant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. He published papers on pigmentation cells and color changes in fish.

Dr. Fries joined the American Alpine Club in 1961. He climbed in the Wind River Range and the Tetons of Wyoming, the Rockies, Bugaboos, and Selkirks of Canada and the Alps. He was active in the Shawangunks of New York State. He is survived by his wife Eleanor and two step-children.

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