A Colorado man lost his footing on a rocky slope and fell more than 4,000 feet to his death while climbing in the Canadian Rockies, authorities say.

The body of James Oliver Hebert III, 38, of Telluride, was recovered Monday from the north face of 11,665-foot Mount Temple near Lake Louise, Alberta.Hebert and another experienced climber from Colorado reached the summit late Sunday and were at the top only briefly before blowing snow and cold temperatures forced them down, said Ian Syme, assistant chief park warden.

Hebert then lost his footing and fell down the peak's nearly vertical north face, said Syme.