Mountain Rescue Aspen guides stranded hiker to safety
Rescuers guided a stranded Fort Collins man off of Capitol Peak on Friday.
Daniel Palmer, with the aid of two Mountain Rescue Aspen climbers, rappelled 60 feet before a Blackhawk helicopter transported him to Aspen-Pitkin County Airport. He was then taken to Aspen Valley Hospital, according to a new release from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy said that Palmer was injured.
Palmer contacted authorities at approximately 2:10 p.m., saying that he was stranded below the summit of Capitol Peak, which is 14,130 feet above sea level.
Mountain Rescue Aspen then responded with 19 members, including the two climbers who located Palmer and helped bring him to safety.