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Rock Climber Dies in Banff National Park

Daniel Heritage had recently moved to Alberta from Australia with his wife to pursue the outdoors

Photo by: (of) Daniel Heritage

Australian Daniel Heritage, 28, died while climbing near the town of Banff in Banff National Park last week. Details of the the accident, including the route and what happened, are unknown.

Heritage had died by the time paramedics, Parks Canada, and STARS Air Ambulance were able to reach him last Wednesday. According to Heritage’s LinkedIn page, he and his wife Jess moved to the Calgary area earlier this year to pursue their passion for the outdoors. On his website, Heritage said that his “professional background is in process engineering” and that he’s worked in a variety of industries including food and cosmetic.

A GoFundMe page that has been organized by Heritage’s sister-in-law Jess Bartel described it as a “traumatic” incident that his wife witnessed. The fundraiser has gathered nearly $40,000 (AUD) to help the family during this time.

To see some of the adventures Heritage got up to while climbing, including rock and ice, visit his Instagram here. Our deepest condolences go to Heritage’s family and friends.



Lead photo: (of) Daniel Heritage