On the morning of Thursday, September 8, Canmore RCMP responded to a report of a fatality on Mount Yamnuska, located just east of Highway 1X.

Investigation has revealed that a lone male went free climbing on the morning of September 7, 2011 and at some point fell an undetermined distance which caused the man to suffer fatal injuries.

The 27 year old male was originally from Japan but was well known in the Canmore climbing community. The name of the dead man is not being released as next of kin notification is still pending.