Search for Aspen-area climber hampered by weather again Saturday
September 25, 2016
Poor visibility and wintry weather hampered the search for a second day Saturday for a missing climber believed to be in the Maroon Bells area, authorities said.
A ground team from a search-and-rescue organization from Gunnison County approached Maroon Peak from the south to aid in the search, according to Pitkin County Sheriff's Office Deputy Grant Jahnke. The team staged in the Fravert Basin area and conducted a visual search of the higher terrain for signs of David Cook, 49, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, who was reported missing this week.
Mountain Rescue Aspen put a ground team in the field Thursday and two helicopters aided the search. Search efforts were called off Friday when the weather deteriorated in the morning. The weather hampered the search again on Saturday.
Plans are to resume a search as conditions allow.
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