Parks Canada says two folks have died in an avalanche on an Alberta mountain widespread with climbers.
Steve Younger, a communications officer with Jasper Nationwide Park, says the slab avalanche occurred Sunday morning on Mount Andromeda within the Columbia Icefield close to Jasper, Alta. There have been no different reported accidents.
Younger had no details about what introduced the 2 victims to the realm, however says the mountain is named a preferred climbing vacation spot.
Younger didn’t have any details about the identities or dwelling cities of those that died.
Jennifer Inexperienced, a spokesperson for Alberta Well being Providers, stated emergency providers obtained reviews of the avalanche round 8:30 a.m.
Six floor ambulances have been despatched to a staging location on the Columbia Ice Fields earlier than search and rescue groups decided two have been lifeless. No sufferers required transport, in keeping with an emailed assertion.
STARS Air Ambulance had additionally dispatched three helicopters to the realm.
Spokeswoman Deborah Tetley says the choppers later “stood down” as a result of they have been “not medically required.”