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Climber killed in fall at Tunnel Mountain near Banff

A 26-year-old Banff, Alta. man was killed Friday in a fall while climbing on Tunnel Mountain.

RCMP say 26-year-old stumbled and fell between 25m and 40m while on a rock face known as Le Soulier

A climber was killed in a fall on Tunnel Mountain near Banff. (Harvey Locke)

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A 26-year-old Banff, Alta. man was killed Friday in a fall while climbing on Tunnel Mountain.

Emergency crews were called to the popular area near Banff — about 120 kilometres west of Calgary — about 12:30 p.m. Friday when the man fell while climbing along a rock face known as Le Soulier (The Shoe). 

RCMP say the man stumbled and fell between 25 and 40 metres, suffering fatal injuries. A second climber who became stranded was also rescued.