Crowsnest Pass RCMP investigate mountain-climbing fatality
Wednesday, 13 January 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze
Crowsnest Pass RCMP
A 31-year-old male was located deceased after search-and-rescue teams responded to an emergency notification signal from Crowsnest Mountain.
In response to a Garmin SPOT emergency activation indicating an injury, Crowsnest Pass RCMP were dispatched to an area of Crowsnest Mountain known as The Chutes, at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 9.
Ten members of Crowsnest Pass Fire/Rescue and Pincher Creek Search and Rescue conducted search efforts.
Six Crowsnest Pass members hiked into a base point and, from there, four Pincher Creek members climbed further into the rugged terrain.
Due to high winds, darkness and the potential for avalanches, the team was forced to turn back.
The following day, Kananaskis Country Public Safety located the owner of the SPOT, who had succumbed to his injuries.
The man had been climbing alone and it is believed that the rugged terrain along with environmental conditions of ice, wind and snow contributed to the incident.
The deceased male was transported to the medical examiner's office. His name will not be released and no further updates are anticipated.
Crowsnest Pass RCMP thank Crowsnest Pass Fire/Rescue and Pincher Creek Search and Resuce for their assistance.