August 19, 2018 1:39 am
Updated: August 20, 2018 8:34 pm

Calgary woman dies hiking in Canmore

The 30-year-old woman fell while descending a trail near Mount Rundle. Michael King reports.

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A 30-year-old Calgary woman died after a fall while hiking on a popular trail in Canmore Saturday.

The woman was descending a short scramble section on a trail called Eeor, on the east end of Rundle Mountain.

According to RCMP, she slipped and fell.

The woman was pronounced dead on scene.

The woman was with two friends at the time of the incident. There were also a number of hikers and climbers in the area that tried to help.

RCMP said visibility was poor in the area at the time due to smoke from wildfires.

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One man who went on the same hike Sunday said he had some difficulty seeing the trail during his climb.

“Once you get to the loose gravel part, we actually lost the trail, and then we ended up finding it again,” Dan Mullally said. “Once you get two thirds of the way up, it gets kind of hard to see where the trail is.”

With files from Global’s Michael King

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