Danish tourist Mia Norgaard Langhoff falls to her death during hike
Resident of Kolding, Denmark, slid more than 30 metres over an embankment in Wells Gray Provincial Park
The B.C. Coroners Service has identified a 20-year-old Danish tourist who died in a climbing accident in the central Interior.
Mia Norgaard Langhoff was with about 20 people from an outdoor adventure school in Denmark, and they'd travelled to Canada to mark the end of their course.
The service says the group camped at Clearwater Lake last Friday in Wells Gray Provincial Park and went on a hike on the Huntley Col Mountain trail, where they ascended a steep, grassy slope covered with fresh snow.
The resident of Kolding, Denmark, slipped and lost her balance, sliding more than 30 metres over an embankment.
The coroners service says one of the instructors hiked and canoed out to get help, a trip of about seven hours.
A military search-and-rescue helicopter was dispatched from CFB Comox, but by the time it arrived, Langhoff had died.