Season 1|Episode 20

Avalanche Claims North Face Climbers

Three members of North Face's Global Athlete Team were found Sunday, days after they were presumed dead in an avalanche at Canada's Banff National Park.

World-class climbers David Lama, Jess Roskelley, and Hansjörg Auer were attempting to climb the incredibly difficult M16 route on the east face of Howse Peak in Alberta, a remote location, when they were swept away by an avalanche.

Jess Roskelley was famed as the youngest American ever to summit Mount Everest. David Lama and Hansjorg Auer were celebrated Austrian climbers.




  • Climbing
Jess Roskelley was a top American climber
David Lama, top Austrian climber
Hansjorg Auer, world-class Austrian climber