Kluane Naitonal Park Avalanche Claims Skier

A 29-year old man is dead following an avalanche in Kluane National Park on Sunday.  The man’s name isn’t being released and his body hasn’t been recovered as yet. He was skiing with three others on the North Face of Observation Mountain off the Slims River Trail when he was swept away by the snowslide. His companions couldn’t revive him.   They skied out and notified police after arriving back in Haines Junction yesterday. Efforts to retrieve the man’s body are being hampered by extremely windy conditions in the area. The incident is the first avalanche fatality in the Yukon this year.

Brian Boyle, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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