Apr 22, 2019

Top climbers die in Canadian avalanche

AFP Three professional mountaineers have been found dead after an avalanche at Canada's Banff National Park. Austrian climbers David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, and US citizen Jess Roskelley, 36, had been attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peake. During their expedition, the group had been taking a route up Howse Peake, known as M16, which has only been climbed once before. In 2003, Mr Roskelly became the youngest American to climb Mount Everest - the world's highest peak - aged 20 at the time. His father, John, was also a mountaineer and climbed Howse Peak via a different route in the 1970s.

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