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Climber Dies on Stadium Glacier

Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Taylor, of Victoria, B.C., was hiking and climbing with a friend, hoping to summit the 2,025-metre Sky Pilot when he fell to his death. 

“While traversing Stadium Glacier on the mountain at about 11:30 a.m., Mr. Taylor slipped and fell approximately 300 metres down the glacier,” a statement from the B.C. Coroners Service said. “Despite help provided almost immediately by fellow-mountaineers who were in the area, he died at the scene.”

The B.C. Coroners Service said Squamish Search and Rescue and the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team Aerial Extrication Team were of “invaluable” help in this tragedy. An RCMP investigation and a coroners service investigation are ongoing, the service said.

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