David Lama: Family comments on mountaineering disaster
The last sign of life of the three missing climbers in the Canadian mountains came three days ago. Now there is little hope to find her alive. This is also shown in a letter from David Lamas family.
The three world-class mountaineers David Lama, 28, Hansjörg Auer, 35, and Jess Roskelley, 36, all seem to have died in an avalanche accident in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The authorities in Canada no longer believe that the two Austrians and the Americans can still be found alive. After that, Lama's family has now spoken for the first time.
"David lived for the mountains and his passion for climbing and mountaineering shaped and accompanied us as a family," write Claudia and Rinzi Lama on the website of the missing Austrian. "He always followed his path and lived his dream, and we will accept what has happened as part of it."
They thanked for the "many positive words and thoughts from near and far," says the statement. At the same time, Claudia and Rinzi Lama announced that there would be no further comments from them.
Rather, please "remember David with his zest for life, his energy and with a view towards his beloved mountains". The families of Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelly included them in their thoughts, the lamas wrote.
The three climbers wanted to climb the 3295 -meter-high Howse Peak on a difficult route on the east side, according to authorities. The Canadian park inspectorate now assumes that the three extremely experienced climbers are no longer alive.