Trevor Sexsmith dies in Banff National Park avalanche

Trevor Sexsmith dies in Banff National Park avalanche

On September 25, the first known avalanche death of the 2016-17 North American ski season took place on Mt. Victoria in Banff National Park, Alberta.

Twenty-seven-year-old Trevor Sexsmith of Golden, British Columbia was skiing in the park with a friend when an avalanche swept him off a cliff and subsequently killed him, according to a report from the Calgary Herald.

“It was likely a human-triggered avalanche,” said Parks Canada’s Visitor Safety Specialist, Tim Haggarty, who spoke with the Herald. “The two had traveled up together and they were basically descending the same route they had climbed together.”

Last week, we posted a video of Sexsmith getting early-season turns in Jasper National Park. To be hearing this news just a few days later is tragic.

Sexsmith will be dearly missed by the skiing community, and FREESKIER extends its sincerest condolences to all of those touched by the departed.

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