American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Temple

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  • Publication Year: 1980

FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE

Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Mt. Temple

Bill Walker set out to scramble up the easy route on Mt. Temple on 15 September 1979. He failed to return and a search was begun. Another climber found his body near the 10,000 foot level. He had apparently fallen down a 50-foot cliff, one of many near an otherwise easy route. (Source: T. Auger)

Analysis

The fall was not great, and he might have survived if he had had a companion to help him. (Source: T. Auger)

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