Two people have died in Kananaskis Country on Saturday after an avalanche in the area.
Details are scarce, but Avalanche Canada said on its website that a serious avalanche incident involved ice climbers in the Ranger Creek area. The non-profit organization warned people to avoid all alpine avalanche terrain until the wind-induced avalanche cycle goes away.
The forecast for the area indicates the weather is unstable and wind slabs are developing very rapidly, Avalanche Canada said in a social media post.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of a fatal avalanche accident in Kananaskis Country yesterday. Although it’s early in the season, it’s essential to factor avalanche hazard into your trip planning,” the social media post said.
In a Sunday evening release, Stoney Nakota/Kananaskis RCMP said it received reports of an avalanche in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park that buried two people. Rescuers located a 26-year-old woman but the man she was with was not located.
The body of a 29-year-old from Squamish, B.C. was located under the snow and taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, RCMP said.
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