LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — A Calgary man suffered only minor injuries after falling more than 400 metres while climbing a mountain near Lake Louise, Alberta.
The 27-year-old had reached the 3,400 metre-high summit of Mount Lefroy when he slipped and started sliding down a 45-degree slope on the weekend.
He stopped by digging his crampons into the ground.
The man made it to an Alpine Club of Canada shelter with the help of his climbing partner, and another group of climbers who crossed paths with the pair.
He was then airlifted off the mountain to a hospital in Banff, Alberta.