Alberta climber Lucas Chabot has died in a Calgary hospital after suffering from a medical emergency during a competition in the city on Sunday. Climbers nearby said that Chabot had been climbing in the qualifications round, but was not on the wall or climbing when he passed out.
The Alberta Climbing Association (ACA) sanctioned bouldering event’s format was five-on and five-off. “After completing his climbs, Lucas Chabot of Red Deer was discovered unconscious,” said John Haigh, president of the ACA. “On-site first aid and medical volunteers responded immediately and provided CPR until EMS arrived and transported Lucas to hospital. We have since been informed of Lucas’s passing.” The competition was cancelled after Chabot was taken to the hospital.
“The Board of ACA and the Alberta competitive climbing community have been deeply shaken by this tragic loss and we send our sincere condolences to Lucas’s family and friends.” Be sure to follow the ACA for any further details concerning Chabot below. A service/celebration of life will be held at Trailhead Climbing & Fitness on Sat. Nov. 16 in Red Deer. More info here.