On Thursday, September 19, 2019 at approximately 7 p.m., an adult male hiker was reported overdue to Banff National Park Dispatch by another hiking party. The hikers were on the southwest ridge scrambling route on Mount Temple in Banff National Park. Parks Canada Visitor Safety immediately responded by helicopter. The adult male hiker was observed and was unresponsive. Fading daylight hampered recovery efforts that evening.
At first light on Friday, September 20, 2019, Parks Canada Visitor Safety specialists and the RCMP returned to the scene to recover the body. The deceased is a 70-year-old male from Winnipeg. He was hiking alone at the time.
The name of the deceased will not be released. No further information is available and no updates are anticipated.