Climber’s body recovered from North Maroon Peak |

Climber’s body recovered from North Maroon Peak

ASPEN – The body of New York man Leonard Joyner, 31, was retrieved by rescue officials Tuesday morning.

Joyner was climbing in the Maroon Bells area near Aspen. His body was spotted by Mountain Rescue Aspen workers, who were doing an aerial search via helicopter, at approximately 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release issued by the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.

Joyner’s injuries “are consistent with a fall,” said Sheriff’s Deputy George Kremer.

He was hiking alone. The registry at the summit of North Maroon Peak showed Joyner had topped the mountain on July 19, Kremer said.

Read more about this in both the Wednesday online and print editions of The Aspen Times.

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