The man was with a group of experienced hikers on Saturday when he lost his footing while climbing the mountain
FILE PHOTO: The morning sun glitters on the snowcap of the imposing hulk of Mount Temple on Sunday, September 2, 2007. Ted Rhodes/Postmedia
A hiker who died after falling more than 1,000 metres from Mount Temple near Lake Louise has been identified as Edmonton man Matt Miller.
Miller, 42, was the dealer principal of Lexus of Edmonton, which issued a statement on its social media platforms Monday.
“It is with incredibly heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dealer principal and good friend, Matt Miller,” reads a statement on their Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Bruce Kirkland, president and CEO of Lexus of Edmonton, confirmed in an email it was Miller who died in the hiking accident.
Miller was with a group of experienced hikers on Saturday when he lost his footing while climbing the mountain and slipped on a patch of snow and ice, according to RCMP Cpl. Troy Savinkoff.
“Early reports indicate that the individual had fallen off a cornice — a snow outcropping that kind of reaches out over a slope — and fell a significant distance,” said Savinkoff.
Emergency services, including Lake Louise RCMP, Lake Louise Fire Rescue and Parks Canada, responded shortly before noon.
Using the Parks Canada helicopter, emergency responders found the man about 1,005 metres from where he first fell, RCMP Const. Lauren Mowbray said in a news release Monday.
Miller had succumbed to injuries sustained in the fall.