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Stage

Unattributed | Alive

Total Raised

$3M

Last Raised

$3M | 6 yrs ago

About Wapta

Wapta is a Brookline, MA-based stealth pharmaceutical company.

Wapta Headquarter Location

37 Salisbury Road

Brookline, Massachusetts, 02445,

United States

617-340-7049

Latest Wapta News

Update: Rescue crew now making way down into crevasse on Wapta icefield

Mar 20, 2013

Clara Ho, Calgary Herald  03.18.2013 The rescue staging area was set up about a kilometre from the crevasse on the Wapta Traverse.Parks Canada / Handout The victim has been identified by media outlets as Mark Taylor, manager of parks, recreation and culture for the City of Abbotsford in southwest B.C.Submitted photo Share Adjust Comment Print A long-awaited break in the weather finally allowed a rescue crew to remove the body of a missing backcountry skier from a crevasse at Wapta Traverse near Lake Louise on Tuesday. Rescuers shovelled through many metres of snow inside the crevasse to recover the body of a man who fell into the crack a week ago. “Parks Canada wishes to express our sincere condolences to the victim’s family,” Parks Canada spokesman Omar McDadi said in a statement released late Tuesday. “The thoughts of the rescue team and all Parks Canada personnel are with the family.” After a few unsuccessful tries, a seven-member crew was able to land at the site by helicopter earlier in the day. By evening, they had started climbing down the crevasse to reach the man in his 50s — identified by media reports as Mark Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. He was that city’s manager of parks, recreation and culture. “We’re set up with all our gear, rope, harnesses, radios for safety, helmets,” McDadi told the Herald earlier on Tuesday. “It’s a very technical operation.” He said crew members had made their way 15 metres down into the crevasse before being blocked by a snow bridge, which they chipped through to get to the trapped skier. Taylor was backcountry skiing with a man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s when he fell into the crevasse on March 12 around 7:30 p.m. A weak reading from his avalanche beacon showed he had fallen about 35 metres. The skiers were at an elevation of 2,600 metres at the time. Taylor’s companions kept warm with food, a stove and a snow cave they built. They were rescued Friday. But the rescue crew was unable to reach Taylor due to blizzard-like conditions. The crew tried to access the site Sunday but was unable to get there due to limited light. The rescue team and personnel were off the mountain by Tuesday evening, according to Parks Canada, and Taylor’s body was handed over to B.C. authorities. With files from Bryan Weismiller, Calgary Herald

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