Woman dies after falling on Squamish-area hike | Squamish Chief

Woman dies after falling on Squamish-area hike

The hiker fell on steep terrain at Sigurd Peak

A Vancouver woman in her 30s has died after falling down a rock field and cliff face on Sigurd Peak, off the Sigurd Trail loop.

RCMP say that on Sunday, around 2:20 p.m., the woman and her hiking partner were on a steep technical portion when she slipped on the rocks and fell a considerable distance.

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Police called in an RCMP helicopter and Squamish Search and Rescue to locate the woman, but found she had died.

"It is disheartening to have these serious incidents happen in our area and our thoughts go to the family and friends of the woman who died yesterday and the hopes for a full recovery for the woman in Crooked Falls on Friday," said Sgt. Sascha Banks in a news release.

Banks was also referring to a woman who fell into the waters of Crooked Falls on Friday. She survived, but had to be hospitalized.

"Our Sea to Sky backcountry is not for beginners and even those of intermediate or advanced expertise find that things can go wrong very quickly," she said. "The skill level of our local search and rescue team is incredible and the efforts of our members to help find those lost or in trouble is unparalleled. All we ask is those who visit to research our landscapes, assess your skill level, have the right equipment, know the risks, and adventure safely."

The Squamish RCMP are working with the BC Coroners Service on a joint investigation and the woman's name will not be released at this time.


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