Calgary man who died after avalanche in Banff National Park identified



 Calgary man who died after avalanche in Banff National Park is identified A 38-year-old Calgary man who was buried by an avalanche in Banff National Park on Saturday has died in hospital. Greg Di Valentin was skiing with friends in the Helen Shoulder Glades, south of Num-Ti-Jah Lodge on Highway 93, when the slide came down.

He was airlifted in critical condition to Foothills Hospital in Calgary where he had surgery, but it was not successful and he died with his family by his side.Di Valentin was skiing with three other people when they triggered the slide. His companions used beacons and probes to find him and dig him out.Di Valentin was a member of the Calgary Scrambling and Mountaineering Club. “Greg has been an active and enthusiastic member of the mountaineering community and member of several groups and clubs. Greg’s enthusiasm and generosity will be missed,” said president Tom Waddell in an email to members.

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