Lake Louise Skier Stuck in Crevasse

Weather hampers rescue

Adam Roy

Bad weather over the weekend stymied rescuers’ efforts to reach a skier stuck in a crevasse near Lake Louise, Alberta. The victim, a man from British Columbia, was skiing the popular Wapta Traverse with two other people when he fell. His companions immediately triggered their emergency beacon, but crews were unable to respond because of heavy snow and avalanche risk.

The two remaining skiers were evacuated on Friday, Parks Canada said, but as of Sunday crews had still not reached the fallen skier. While the man’s beacon is transmitting, authorities don’t know whether he’s alive or if the beacon is still attached to him.