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Deadly Rockies Year Continues After Hiker Falls

A woman has died from a fall during her hike on the East End of Rundle above Canmore on Aug. 18.

The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. and emergency crews were quick to the scene. The 30-year-old woman was hiking in a group.

“A number of other hikers and climbers tried to help, but were unfortunately unable to,” said RCMP Cpl. Sabrina Clayton.

Kananaskis Country Public Safety, Alpine Helicopter, RCMP, EMS and Conservation Officers responded to the emergency.

The Canadian Rockies have been smokey over the past few week and visibility is poor. There’s no other information at this time, but we’ll update the story once more details are available.

Since this spring, there have been a number of rock climbing deaths in the Canadian Rockies with fatalities on Yamnuska, Tunnel Mountain and at Back of the Lake.

A few weeks ago, a 65-year-old B.C. man died after a fall near Mount Lipsett in Kananaskis Country. In June, a 58-year-old man died during a hike after a 15-metre fall near Rawson Lake.

Kananaskis Country rescue and emergency services have been “stretched to the limits,” said conservation officer Andy Rees.

Be sure to take all necessary precautions before heading out into the mountains to ensure a safe day.

Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section