A 32-year-old man is dead following a climbing accident on Mount Hungabee in Yoho National Park on Aug. 15. Details on the incident remain limited. The climber was originally from Quebec, but was recently living in Banff.
RCMP said they received a report at 6 p.m. on Sunday from Parks Canada that a man died in a climbing accident on the 3,492-metre peak on the boundary of Banff and Yoho national parks near Paradise Valley.
“We have no other information other than to say the B.C. Coroners Service is also investigating,” said Staff Sergeant Janelle Shoihet, senior media relations officer with B.C. RCMP. “We received the call from Parks Canada, and it was them who recovered the body.”
The regular route on Hungabee is the west ridge, a third-class 5.4, which has some tricky route finding cruxes and a lot of loose rock. The route is best climbed in late summer to avoid avalanche hazard.