Bodies of Lama, Auer and Roskelley Recovered

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David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley.

Yesterday, Parks Canada, the Canadian National Parks agency, recovered the bodies of David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hansjörg Auer.

Poor weather and dangerous snow conditions delayed the immediate retrieval of the avalanche victims from 3,295m Howse Peak.

When the trio first went missing, a helicopter rescue crew observed “signs of multiple avalanches and debris containing climbing equipment,” according to Parks Canada.

The avalanche which killed the three world-class climbers was estimated as Size 3, which has the force to bury a car or destroy a small wooden building.

Howse Peak, in Banff National Park, Alberta. Photo: Parks Canada

Howse Peak, left, in summer

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Elisabeth
2 years ago

✨🙏✨May they rest in peace and blessings for their loved ones

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