Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

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Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby Timmy » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:28 pm

Don't know ant details except that it started as a SAR and ended with a body extraction.
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Marion Today.

Postby dehrlich101 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:33 pm

Here's a news article from the Denver Post. Very sad, RIP.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21552220/maroon-bells-hiker-falls-more-than-600-feet

A man died while hiking on Maroon Bells Saturday morning.
The man, who has not been identified, was about 300 feet from the summit of North Maroon Peak when he fell 600 to 1,000 feet, said Alex Burchetta, spokesman for the Pitkin County Sheriff's office.
Around 9:30 a.m., the sheriff's office started coordinating Mountain Rescue Aspen and a flight team was launched around noon.
A separate group of hikers was able to get to the man's body. He appears to be in his 30s.
A team is working to remove the body from the mountain.
It appears he was hiking alone.
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby MonGoose » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:46 pm

Very saddened to hear of this news. Now we wait to learn who it was.
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby ChrisinAZ » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:59 pm

How sad...one more death in a season that's already had far too many of them :(
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby flybeyes » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:24 pm

Please rest in peace my friend.

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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby 14erFred » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:29 pm

May the fallen climber rest in peace, and may his family and friends find strength and comfort during this time of loss.
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:44 pm

Sad to hear. RIP
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby semitrueskerm » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:30 pm

I hate hearing news like this.
Prayers for all involved.

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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby forbins_mtn » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:55 pm

such a hard year. wow. may he rest in peace
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby runner69 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:16 pm

And may his family be at peace also, very sad
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby thatnissanguy » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:08 pm

Several close friends of mine were climbing the bells today, doing the traverse without a rope. My stomach is in my feet.
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby Man Jerk » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:41 pm

I believe this is a friend of mine. Leaves behind a family. I'm in complete disbelief. Please say a prayer for his family.

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