The skier was killed on Mount Temple, near Lake Louise
Mounties say a Saskatchewan man was killed Friday on Mount Temple, the highest peak in the Lake Louise, Alta., area.
In an initial report provided by Avalanche Canada to Parks Canada, it was reported that the skier hit a sluff – a small release of loose snow – from a rock face and fell off his feet while climbing. on the mountain.
The other two members of his party came down safely to find their friend dead from injuries sustained in the fall.
Avalanche Canada removed the report after an update from Parks Canada, which reclassified this incident as an “unwitnessed fall, rather than an avalanche accident.”
According to a statement Saturday from the Lake Louise RCMP, they received a report that a backcountry skier had fallen at 4:35 pm on Friday.
Parks Canada visitor safety and emergency crews responded to the call and found a man who appeared to have died from a fall while climbing the Aemmer Couloir, a steep ski line on the north face of Mount Temple.
The survivors were evacuated by helicopter. The deceased was taken out with a sling in the last minutes of the day.
The deceased was identified as a 32-year-old resident of Saskatchewan. Next of kin have been notified, the RCMP statement said.
There was no foul play in the incident.
Parks Canada officials did not respond to an interview request late Saturday night.