Canadian crevasse fall kills Austrian

An Austrian plunged to his death while taking a picture at a mountainous region in Canada, it has been announced.Leo Steiner jr. – a Salzburg-born ski instructor who shared his time between Leogang in his home province and Atlin in Britsh Columbia, Canada – plunged down a crevasse after its snow cover collapsed while he was photographing the group he was heli-skiing with in the Yukon territory last Sunday.Canadian radio reports today (Weds) that the 47-year-old – who co-organised adventure holidays for many years – died instantly after the 35-metre fall. Steiner is survived by his wife and their 17-year-old son.News of the death of Steiner comes shortly after the presentation of figures showing that 48 holidaymakers died on slopes in the Austrian Alps in the past winter holiday season. Another 15 skiers, snowboarders, hikers and ski tour members were killed off prepared pistes.