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Search is on for missing hiker in Banff

A search and rescue operation is underway for a missing climber in Banff National Park.

Parks Canada was contacted Thursday night, following an incident on the Polar Circus ice climbing route, but they were unable to get there because of the avalanche hazard, deteriorating weather, and nightfall.

They’re now attempting to initiate an aerial helicopter search, because a ground search is still not possible because of the avalanche risk.

No information is known about the missing hiker.