Climber dies on Mount Victoria after 150-metre fall

A 71-year-old man from Manitoba has died on Mount Victoria near Lake Louise in Banff National Park after falling roughly 150 metres.

Mountain located near Lake Louise west of Calgary

The climber and his partner were attempting to ascend the south summit of Mount Victoria, which has an elevation of 3464 metres, when he fell and sustained fatal injuries. (Submitted by Parks Canada)

A 71-year-old man from Manitoba has died on Mount Victoria near Lake Louise in Banff National Park after falling roughly 150 metres.

Parks Canada says the man was climbing the south summit of the mountain with a partner when he slipped and sustained fatal injuries.

The incident was reported to officials at 6:53 a.m. MT Wednesday.

The man's body was recovered with help from Alpine Helicopters and his next of kin have been notified.

"The thoughts of the rescue team and all Parks Canada personnel are with the victim’s family and friends," said Parks Canada spokesperson Omar McDadi in a release. "We extend our most sincere condolences." 

RCMP and the medical examiner's office are still investigating, but foul play has been ruled out.