Climbers find undetonated explosive in Jasper National Park

A group of climbers is being praised by RCMP after they found ⁠— and didn’t meddle with ⁠— an unexploded ordnance Thursday in Jasper National Park.

An unexploded ordnance, or UXO, is an unexploded weapon, like a bomb or grenade.

Climbers from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides found it on the north side of Mount Athabasca, about 105 kilometres southeast from the Jasper town site.

The discovery was reported to Jasper RCMP around 2 p.m., and a public notice to avoid the area was sent out, RCMP said in a news release Saturday.