Calgary hiker dies after fall off Mount Fable near Canmore
Trina Ramanaden, actor and salsa dancer, 'always wanted to take up an adventure,' friend says
Trina Ramanaden, a 44-year-old from Calgary, is dead after a fall off Mount Fable near Canmore on Sunday.
Atash Shiyarwala, an organizer of a local hiking club in Calgary, says it's been hard to grapple with his friend's death.
"She was full of joy and energy ... she always wanted to take up an adventure," he said.
Ramanaden had been part of a group hiking on Mount Fable on Sunday, when she broke off from her friends to tackle a different, more difficult route on her own, Canmore RCMP said.
RCMP said the group didn't hear from her from the rest of the day and she didn't respond to calls. When they returned to the parking lot around 8:30 p.m. and saw her vehicle was still there, they called Kananaskis Emergency Services for help.
Kananaskis Country Public Safety searched the area by helicopter and spotted Ramanaden's body on the side of the mountain.
It appeared that she had taken a significant fall and died of her injuries, RCMP said, adding that police wish to share their condolences with her loved ones.
Shiyarwala said with Ramanaden there was never a dull moment — she was the kind of person who would be out with friends until 2 a.m., and then up and on the trail at 6 a.m., with plenty of energy and stories to tell.
"She was more adventurous than me when it came to scrambling," he said with a laugh.
Ramanaden appeared in two Canadian-made TV shows, Tom Stone and The Reapers, and was a member of the local salsa dancing community. She worked at the Calgary Board of Education, according to a social media profile.
She also loved to travel, according to Shiyarwala.
He plans to organize a memorial hike in celebration of her life.