3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche

Three prominent mountain climbers are presumed to have died in an avalanche that hit Alberta’s Banff National Park this week. American alpinist Jess Roskelley and Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer were missing after they tried to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway and “local search and rescue has assumed … Continue reading “3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche”

Three prominent mountain climbers are presumed to have died in an avalanche that hit Alberta’s Banff National Park this week.

American alpinist Jess Roskelley and Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer were missing after they tried to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway and “local search and rescue has assumed the worst,” outdoor apparel company The North Face said in a statement. The three were reported overdue on Wednesday, one day after the avalanche struck.

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