The body of a hunter lost in a snowstorm has been discovered in the mountains of west-central Alberta.

Robert Allin Folinsbee, a 69-year-old Springbank resident, went hunting with another man last Saturday near Mount Abraham, about 125 kilometres west of Rocky Mountain House.

“The males had the necessary climbing equipment and experience for the terrain they were in. The two males had become separated but were able to maintain contact by radio communication into day two of their excursion, “ RCMP wrote in a press release.

One made it to safety, but Folinsbee decided to wait out the snowstorm that was hitting the area.

Friends tried to find him, calling in police late Monday to help. RCMP conducted a search Tuesday morning with help from a private air rescue company and search and rescue officers. 

Folinsbee's body was discovered at 8:30 a.m. MT.