Climbers David Lama, Hansjoerg Auer, and Jess Roskelly Presumed Dead

It’s been a tough week in the mountains, specifically in Canada. After the devastating news of Dave Treadway’s passing, Parks Canada has relayed that the trio are presumed dead after an avalanche swept the team off Howse Peak while attempting a new route on the Alberta Peak.

“Parks Canada visitor safety specialists immediately responded by air and observed signs of multiple avalanches and debris containing climbing equipment. Based on the assessment of the scene, all three members of the party are presumed to be deceased. Further investigation is underway but recovery efforts are not currently possible due to additional avalanches and dangerous conditions at the scene.” – Amy Krause, Parks Canada

We will continue to update the story as more information becomes available. Our thoughts are with their friends and family. -ML

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