According to the latest information from the Canadian park administration, David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley reached the summit of Howse Peak before being killed by an avalanche on descent.

After days of waiting, the bodies of the three mountaineers could be salvaged. On the smartphone of Jess Roskelley found his parents a summit photo of Howse Peak. Apparently, the trio reached the summit successfully at 12.43 o'clock and was only carried away on the descent from the avalanche.

Captured by avalanche during descent

As the Canadian authorities communicated in a press conference, they assume that David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley were caught rappelling from a major avalanche. It was an avalanche of level 3 (out of five). The trio did not carry avalanche transceivers to locate them.

“An avalanche transceiver would not have helped anyway. In an avalanche of this size, any help would have come too late. Only the search for the corpses would have been shortened. "

Brian Webster from the Canadian authorities

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