Loved ones and members of Manitoba's climbing community are remembering a Winnipeg climber who died after falling 150 metres in Banff National Park, Alta.

Peter Aitchison, 71, had climbed all over the world, his family said.

"I'm proud of him. For me, it makes me feel sad because I just realize…what a great guy I lost, so it makes me sad and I'm proud of the man he was," said his son Jeff Aitchison.

Manitoba's chapter of the Alpine Club of Canada said Peter’s death is a huge loss for the climbing community, as he was a veteran climber who loved helping people and being with other climbers.

The club says that in 1992 he led the first group ever to climb Mount Manitoba in the Yukon.

His friends said they will miss his great stories.

Parks Canada said Wednesday the 71-year-old man slipped and fell on Aug. 7 morning, suffering fatal injuries at Mount Victoria in Banff National Park.

Jeff says his dad was wearing a helmet at the time but it cracked open when Peter fell and he died instantly.

A memorial to remember Peter is being planned in Winnipeg in the coming days.

- with files from CTV Calgary's Colleen Schmidt