Lake Louise, Alberta – The RCMP worked collaboratively with Parks Canada to recover the body of a 65-year-old male hiker from Calgary who was located deceased near Turquoise Lake.
On August 21, 2017 at 8:25 p.m. the Lake Louise RCMP were advised by Parks Canada that a deceased hiker had been located by other hikers. The hiker’s location was confirmed, but darkness prohibited his safe removal at that time. On the morning of August 22, the body of the hiker was removed from the mountain.
The male appeared to be a solo hiker who had been tenting overnight near Turquoise Lake when he fell while scrambling on steep rocky terrain.
No further information will be provided by the RCMP at this time.
Both Parks Canada and the RCMP offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of this hiker.
Lake Louise RCMP