Monday, February 22, 2016

Hiker injured during a fall on Victoria Peak

Toni Lucas

At approximately 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 21 a woman was hiking with a group of people when she fell approximately 50 metres down a steep slope on Victoria Peak, at a location about one and a half hours from the group's staging area. The woman was conscious and able to walk.  Members of the group accompanied her to bring her down the mountain. She was met on the mountain by rescue teams and taken to Pincher Creek Hospital by ambulance then later transferred to Lethbridge by ambulance for treatment of her injuries.

Victoria Peak is a popular hiking area in the Castle-Crown Wilderness Area, approximately 20 km southwest of the Town of Pincher Creek.

Pincher Creek Emergency Services, RCMP, Search and Rescue, Beaver Mines Fire Hall, Alberta Parks, Fish and Wildlife, and STARS dispatch personnel worked together during this incident.

Updated with additional information.

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