American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

British Columbia, Near Lillooet

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  • Publication Year: 1951

British Columbia: near Lillooet. On 15 July 1950 Frank Bowser, 18, of Vancouver, B.C., was killed when he fell off a 200-foot cliff while taking pictures of the lake below. Bowser was with his father.

Source of information: United Press account.

Analysis. Rocky faces are dangerous, even if your only intention is picture-taking; and they are especially dangerous to one not versed in even the minimum requirements of safe mountain travel. It might also be mentioned that it may be easier for one to lose his balance while looking through the viewer of a camera.

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