David Lama and Hansjorg Auer have been missing in Alberta’s Banff National Park since Wednesday together with American climber Jess Roskelley. Their sponsor, outdoor apparel company The North Face, said the three members of its Global Athlete Team are presumed dead. Auer, 35, became the first person to free solo climb Italy’s Marmolada peak via the south face in 2007. Parks Canada said the three men were attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway on Wednesday. His father, John Roskelley, told The Spokesman-Review, that the route his son and the other climbers were attempting was first done in 2000.
Source: National Post April 19, 2019 09:45 UTC