Supposedly the trio was on a difficult route on the eastern side of Howse Peak. Howse Peak is located in Banff National Park and, at 3295 meters, the highest mountain in the Waputik Mountains, a part of the Canadian Rockies. The misfortune apparently occurred during the descent.
The death of the three top climbers caused great grief and horrified reactions in the international climbing community. Here are some of the sympathies.