Adelaide man Daniel Heritage dies in ‘tragic accident’ while on rock climbing holiday in Canada

An Adelaide man has died in a rock climbing accident in Canada.

Daniel Heritage, 28, was killed last Wednesday, October 5, in what his sister-in-law Jess Bartel called a “tragic accident” while climbing near Canmore in Alberta’s Rockies.

He and his wife, Emma, ​​had been vacationing in Canada for seven months.

“The death was very traumatic for Emma as she witnessed the accident and held him in her arms as he passed,” Jess Bartel wrote on a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for a relative. travels to Canada to help Emma.

Ms Bartel’s father joined Emma in Canada this morning, she said in a message to the ABC.

So far, the GoFundMe page has raised over $25,000.

“As Emma is still in Canada (currently living with friends she has met on her travels), we are desperate to send a family member from Australia to be with her to support her in her grief and for the help bring her and her husband home,” Ms. Bartel wrote.

A photo taken at Bugaboo Provincial Park in British Columbia by Daniel Heritage in August.(Unsplash: Daniel Heritage)

Mr. Heritage has worked as a scientist, engineer and business consultant, according to his LinkedIn page.

“Over the next 12-24 months, I will be making time to pursue hobbies and passion projects that I haven’t had the chance to before,” he wrote on LinkedIn in March.

The ABC has contacted the Australian Consulate in Vancouver for comment.