The woman who fell to her death from Mt. Des Poilus has been identified as a 28-year-old Cochrane resident.

The accident occurred around 11 a.m. on Apr. 13 on the southeast ridge when the cornice collapsed, and she was swept down the face of the mountain for about 300 metres.

The mountaineers had left their skis and were climbing the final ridge when it occurred. She was first in line in the group.

Rescuers were alerted immediately after the accident. Four wardens located the woman's body on top of the snow.

Parks Canada officials say the party was experienced and well prepared for the climb.

Mount de Poulis is located 24 km NNW of Field, B.C.

Her identity was not released