July 13: A 42-year-old man from Edmonton died this weekend after he slipped while climbing a mountain in Banff National Park Canada Global news reported.

Calgary Herald said that a hiker who died after falling more than 1,000 meters from Mount Temple near Lake Louise has been identified as Edmonton man Matt Miller.

According to RCMP, The man was out with a group of experienced hikers on Saturday when he lost his footing while climbing the mountain and slipped on a patch of snow and ice.

Emergency services were notified that a man who had been with a group of experienced hikers had lost his footing and slipped on a patch of snow and ice while climbing. Emergency services, including Lake Louise RCMP, Lake Louise Fire Rescue, and Parks Canada, responded shortly before noon. With the aid of a Parks Canada helicopter, the man was found roughly a thousand meters (3,300 feet) from the initial site of the fall.

The summit of Mount Temple is 3,543 meters (11,621 feet). Parks Canada describes Mount Temple as the prominent triangular-shaped peak capped with ice and snow that towers above the village of Lake Louise. 

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Image Source: Yamnuska Mountain Adventures/The Canadian Press / CBC News

Source: Local News Agency