Matt Miller Death – Matt Miller, an Edmonton hiker has been identified as the victim who died after falling more than 1,000 meters from Mount Temple near Lake Louise. According to reports, the 42-year-old Edmonton hiker was the dealer principal of Lexus of Edmonton. lexusofedmonton stated Matt Miller’s death.
“It is with incredibly heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dealer principal and good friend, Matt Miller,” says a message on their Instagram and Facebook sites. Bruce Kirkland, president, and CEO of Lexus of Edmonton acknowledged in an email that was Miller who perished in the hiking tragedy. According to reports, Miller was with a group of experienced hikers on Saturday when he lost his footing while climbing the mountain and slipped on a patch of snow and ice.
“Early reports indicate that the individual had fallen off a cornice — a snow outcropping that kind of reaches out over a slope — and fell a significant distance,” said RCMP Cpl. Troy Savinkoff. Shortly before noon, the Lake Louise RCMP, Lake Louise Fire Rescue, and Parks Canada all arrived on the scene to assist with the incident.
RCMP Const. Lauren Mowbray said emergency personnel found Miller 1,005 meters from where he fell. Miller died from injuries sustained in the fall. The triangle peak above the village of Lake Louise is one of the area’s highest, according to Parks Canada. Mount Temple’s website says route conditions are best when the winter snow melts, usually by mid-July. Yamnuska Mountain Adventures’ head of operations, Tim Ricci, called the ascent of Mount Temple an “expert-level scramble.”
In addition to not having been a part of the terrible weekend trip, Yamnuska is also not accepting bookings for Mount Temple until July 24. “It’s a long day where you would need advanced and expert skills to get up that peak,” he said. “It sounds like they were experienced hikers and scramblers in the mountains. It’s a tragic event for everybody, and it rocks the community.”
Miller was born and raised in Kitscoty, Alberta, about 20 minutes west of Lloydminster. He played three years of junior A hockey before joining the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades. He played one season of pro hockey before transferring to the University of New Brunswick for two years. According to the company’s website, he joined Lexus of Edmonton in 2006 and enjoyed surfing, tennis, playing guitar, and studying for his pilot’s license.