Woman hospitalized after Castle Peak fall outside of Aspen
August 20, 2013
A woman was airlifted Saturday to a Grand Junction hospital after falling approximately 30 feet on Castle Peak, the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said.
Authorities received a call at 3:15 p.m. Saturday that a woman had fallen. She was conscious and breathing but unable to move, the Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies and 13 members from Mountain Rescue Aspen made contact with the 30-year-old woman at approximately 4:45 p.m., and a helicopter from Grand Junction was dispatched to the scene. The helicopter landed at approximately 6:30 p.m., and initially transported the victim to Aspen Valley Hospital before airlifting her to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction.
Castle Peak is a 14,279-foot peak located in the Elk Mountains along the Pitkin-Gunnison county line. It is the highest point in Pitkin County and is used heavily by hikers and climbers in the summer months.