Body of Calgary skier pulled from Banff crevasse
Man, 32, was skiing with friends on Mount Hector Sunday afternoon
Officials have recovered the body of a 32-year-old Calgary man who fell down a crevasse in Banff National Park.
Parks Canada says the man was skiing on Mount Hector with friends when he fell about 35 metres on Sunday at around 2 p.m. MT.
"The victim’s friends, who were very well-experienced, descended the crevasse to determine the condition of the skier – he was unresponsive – and then made the decision to ski out and call Parks Canada for assistance," officials said in a press release.
Parks Canada specialist pulled the body out of the crevasse Sunday night, but couldn't fly the body off the mountain until the sun came up the next morning. A provincial medical examiner will examine the body.
"Crevasses are always a concern when travelling on glaciers. Parks Canada strongly recommends that mountaineers learn safe glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills prior to travelling on glaciers," the release said.