On Feb. 10, 2023, at approximately 11 p.m., a Parks Canada visitor safety officer received a report of an abandoned car parked at the trail head to the Polar Circus Ice Climb. The caller was concerned for any climbers who might still be out because it was getting dark.
Officers arrived at the Ice Climb on Feb. 11 at 10:30 a.m. They launched a drone and unfortunately, a short time later, located a deceased 42-year-old male of no fixed address. A rescue was mobilized, and the deceased was removed via helicopter.
The cause of the death has been deemed to be accidental. There will be no further updates.