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Climber who died on Mount Robson identified

By Contributor
August 20th, 2012

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the death of a man involved in a mountain-climbing accident in Mount Robson Provincial Park on August 15 as Richard (Rick) Collier, aged 71, from Calgary, Alberta.

Collier, a highly experienced mountain-climber, was one of a party of four who were ascending Mount Geikie, a mountain about 3,300 metres (10,820 feet) in altitude located just five kilometres west of the Alberta border.

Preliminary investigation indicates that as the party was climbing with Collier in the lead, part of the rock face gave way, causing Collier and others to fall.

Collier died within minutes of the incident. Two other members of the party were injured.

The other party members were rescued and Collier’s body was recovered by search-and-rescue technicians.

The BC Coroners Service continues to investigate this incident.

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