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Fall on Rock, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Edith Cavell

FALL ON ROCK

Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Edith Cavell

E. Grassman (36) and G. Pilkington registered to climb the north face of Mt. Edith Cavell on 29-31 August 1979. On 1 September they were reported overdue by the Parks Trail Registration Office, and the Warden Service started a search. Their bodies were found hanging from their rope in the middle of the face, where they seemed to have fallen from about 600 meters higher. (Source: D. A. Dumpleton)

Analysis

Grassman was an experienced climber. Half the rope was taken in, indicating that they had been travelling together. There is the possibility that there may have been a rockfall. (Source: D. A. Dumpleton)