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

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  • Publication Year: 1980


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)


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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