05/25/2016 04:25 EDT | Updated 05/25/2016 04:59 EDT

Kananaskis Climber Killed In Avalanche

The area was hit with 40 centimetres of snow on the weekend.

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KANANASKIS, Alta. — A solo climber has died in an avalanche on a mountain west of Calgary.

Kananaskis Country Public Safety officials say they responded to a fatal avalanche on Tuesday.

Officials say the person who died was climbing Mt. Lawson alone without equipment.

The person made the summit but triggered an avalanche on the way down.

The safety office says cold, wet weather deposited up to 40 centimetres of snow through much of the area over the long weekend.

The name of the person who died was not released.

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