Three professional mountaineers are probably killed by an avalanche in the Canadian Banff national park. Their sponsor, clothing brand The North Face, let Thursday know that Austrians David Lama (28), Hansjörg Auer (35) and American Jess Roskelley (36) since Wednesday, are missing in action.
Also the authorities, according to a statement that the three men were killed. New reddingspogingen are currently impossible due to the difficult weather conditions and increased avalanche risk.
According to the authorities wanted Lama, Auer and Roskelley mountain Howse Peak (3.295 m) in Banff via a difficult route on the east side of the mountain. After the sportklimmers reported missing were, they rescue the environment from the air, and they saw traces of different avalanches. Between loose rocks was also equipment of mountain climbers seen.