PRINCE GEORGE (NEWS1130) – A 71-year-old Calgary man has been identified as the person killed in a mountain climbing accident on Wednesday.
The BC Coroner’s Service says Richard Collier and three other people were climbing Mount Geikie in Mount Robson Provincial Park, about five kilometres west of the Alberta border.
Collier was in the lead when part of the rock face gave way and all four climbers fell.
Collier was killed and two other members of the party were injured.
The other climbers were rescued and Collier’s body was taken off the mountain by search-and-rescue technicians.
It was the second climbing death in BC this month after a 52-year-old man from 108 Mile House died in a fall on Mount Rogers in Glacier National Park last week.