A climber died after a 30-metre fall from The Chief on Saturday afternoon. Mounties said the climber, a man in his 30s, suffered fell on or around the Grand Wall. Police, along with the B.C. Ambulance Service and Squamish Search and Rescue, were called to the area at approximately 1:45 p.m., where they located the climber’s body.

Mounties are now working to notify the man’s next of kin. His name has not been released.

“The Stawamus Chief is a popular tourist destination for the Sea to Sky corridor, and the Squamish Emergency Services have attended to a number of incidents associated to this location over the past few months,” said Sgt. Sascha Banks. As police do not suspect foul play, the B.C. Coroners Service has taken over the investigation.

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“We believe this incident to be a terrible accident and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time,” Banks said.

“We do want to stress to those that visit our beautiful surroundings to be prepared, know your area, and please be safe in your adventures. But also know if you are hurt or lost we (Squamish Emergency Services/Squamish SAR) have an amazing cross-section of people who will do everything to find you and help you.” More information as it becomes available.

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