Submitted by Tim Jones:


There is some very sad news. As many have heard, Frank Baumann, a friend, mountaineer, geotechnical engineer, teacher, and (most important) family man, died in Vancouver on November 1st. He was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident on the Hurley River Road northwest of Pemberton on October 24th, and airlifted to Vancouver Hospital. His injuries were very extensive, and he was taken off life support on Friday.

There will be a service on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at the Coastal Church, 1160 West Georgia Street, Vancouver – Frank’s family requests that those attending refrain from wearing black clothing, as they wish this to be a celebration of his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Kawkawa Camp Society are appreciated –

The postal address for Baumann Engineering is: P.O. Box 1846, Squamish, B.C. V8B 0B3. Perhaps mail to Frank’s wife Nadine, and daughters Katherine and Julia Baumann, and Amy Robinson can be sent to that address.


Frank was very active in B.C.’s climbing, mountaineering and backcountry ski communities from the 1960s until his death, and made a number of significant ascents in southwest B.C. and on the Stawamus Chief. Perhaps his most notable climb was the first ascent of Warbler Ridge on Mount Logan in 1977, with Dave Jones, Jay Page, Fred Thiessen, and Rene Bucher.

From the Vancouver Sun Article

METRO VANCOUVER — B.C. mountaineer Frank Baumann died Friday after suffering injuries in a car crash.

Baumann is remembered as a geotechnical engineer, a teacher, a friend and a family man….


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