American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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FRANCIS L. CAREY

1903-1990

Frank Carey died on September 13, 1990 in Sharon, Connecticut after a short illness. He was bom in Seneca, South Carolina and graduated from Clemson College in 1925 with a degree in electrical engineering. He retired from the Consolidated Edison Co., New York, in 1968 after 40 years as an electrical engineer. He was on active duty for seven years in World War II and in Korea; he was a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.

Frank became a member of the American Alpine Club in 1950. He climbed in the Cascades, the Wind River Range, the Tetons and the Canadian Rockies, but the climbing adventure he liked best to recall was in the unusual location for climbing of Santo Domingo in 1935. He and a companion had been given permission to climb the highest peak in the Cordillera Central, the highest in the Caribbean. Mysteriously, permission was cancelled at the last minute and they were diverted to another peak. However, Dictator Trujillo entertained them at his farm!

I remember with pleasure Frank’s diligent work as a member of the AAC House Committee in the 1950s.

Frank leaves his wife Muriel, a stepdaughter and three stepgrandsons. He is well remembered for his quiet strength of character.

Thomas H. Jukes

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