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BASE jumper Cameron Minni ID'd as adventurer who died near Canmore

The BASE jumper who died in a leap from an Alberta mountain on the weekend has been identified as Cameron Minni, a well-known adventurer.

34-year-old was 'exceptionally talented,' says colleague

Wingsuits, seen in this file photo, are worn by BASE jumpers to help them soar before deploying a parachute. (Associated Press)

The BASE jumper who died in a leap from an Alberta mountain on the weekend has been identified as Cameron Minni, a well-known adventurer who had previously jumped from Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur Tower and a mountain in Switzerland.

The 34-year-old had been planning to jump from Ha Ling Peak near Canmore. When he didn't return home, a search was launched and his body and parachute were found Monday.

People in the BASE jumping community say Minni was very experienced.

The Town of Canmore is seen below, from the top of Ha Ling Peak. The mountain is popular for a variety of recreational activities, including BASE jumping. (Robson Fletcher/CBC)

Matt Blank of Blanket Stunts says Minni was "exceptionally talented," calling his death a huge loss to the local BASE jumping community.

BASE jumping — an acronym that stands for building, antenna, span and Earth — is when a person jumps from a fixed structure or cliff using a parachute or wingsuit.

It's considered more dangerous than skydiving because of the relatively low altitude of the jumps.

Ha Ling Peak is the only location in Kananaskis where is it legal to BASE jump, according to Alberta Parks.

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