Crews recover body of Denver climber killed in fall
November 21, 2010
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. – Crews worked through a winter storm to recover the body of an ice climber who was killed in a fall in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the 42-year-old Denver man died in a fall on the All Mixed Up ice climbing route on Thatchtop Mountain. A person climbing with the man was uninjured.
Park officials were notified of the fall and death via cell phone Saturday.
Recovery crews set out early Sunday across steep terrain covered with loose rock and snow to reach the man. About 25 people working on the recovery brought the man’s body down at about 4 p.m. The fall remains under investigation.
Patterson says the man’s name will be released Monday.