Dr. Jonathan Lytton and the Mountain

Dr. Jonathan Lytton, Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary, was recently involved in a climbing accident in Banff National Park. He plummeted over 60 feet off a cliff face on Cascade Mountain, sustaining numerous injuries including several fractures of the spine. Dr. Lytton credits his climbing partner and fellow Institute Member Dr. Don Welsh with knowing what to do and successfully initiating the first part of his journey to recovery.

The Libin Institute wishes Dr. Lytton all the best, including a speedy and full recovery!

You can read more about this story at the following links:

20-metre fall a hazy memory for mountain climber (CBC Sept 9)

Banff mountain climber survives 20-metre fall, left with memory puzzle (Calgary Herald Sept 13)

A life saved: Calgary climber forever grateful (Calgary Herald Sept 14)


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