Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Andorra.
Interest: hiking, backpacking, scrambling, climbing
The conclusion the various reports give me is that they were climbing, as many reports mention they were geared for it, and that someone saw the fall in some way to be able to give an idea as to where they landed, but not enough to have seen what happened or why they fell.
A bunch of reports also seem to mention the hiking because it also happens in the area. I think that first report failed to do any editing and thus switched to saying 'hiking' at the bottom. I wouldn't expect a report on hikers to mention that they were 'hiking with full safety gear'.
I was driving through there around 4ish, and saw the helicopter slinging them out, and the CTV car already there. Looks like they just pushed in a report without much knowledge.