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Solo Climber Dies in B.C.’s Glacier National Park

The climber was found on Rogers Peak, but no details of the route or circumstances have been released

On July 19, a missing climber was found dead in Glacier National Park near Revelstoke. According to a statement from Parks Canada, the climber was alone and reported missing by their emergency contact on July 18.

Safety crews responded to the call and did a helicopter search of the area, but the search was called off. The next morning, Parks staff were able to narrow down the search area thanks to photos they’d sent to their family. Tragically, the climber was found dead on Rogers Peak.

“Parks Canada offers its condolences to the family and friends of the climber,” said Shelley Bird, Parks Canada information officer. The RCMP and BC Coroners Service are conducting investigations into the incident.

This was one of five search and rescue missions in the last nine days in that area, three of which were helicopter long-line rescues. So far this year, they’ve done 14 rescue operations. In 2020 there were 17, in 2019 there were 25 and in 2018 there were 16.

Parks Canada announced a backcountry closure at Mount Revelstoke National Park this week due to extreme fire risk.