Coroner: Snowmass climber died from trauma
July 26, 2011
ASPEN – Sean A Wylam, the climber who died Sunday after a fall on Snowmass Mountain, died of multi-systems trauma, according to the Pitkin County coroner.
His death was ruled an accident.
Wylam, 25, of Denver, was rescued from the mountain after apparently falling when rocks on the mountain gave way. Though he was climbing solo, other climbers in the area told rescuers they heard the rockslide and called authorities to report that an individual had been injured.
He was taken from the mountain via Flight for Life helicopter, but attempts to revive him both on the helicopter and at the hospital failed, and he was pronounced dead at AVH.
Snowmass Mountain, not to be confused with Snowmass Ski Area, is a fourteener located about 10 miles southwest of Aspen.