A mountain climber died Saturday after falling about 900 feet below the summit of Colorado’s Capitol Peak, which is one of the tallest mountains in the country and one of the most difficult to climb in the state, according to the Colorado Sheriff’s Office. pitkin county.
The climber has been identified as a Denver woman, but her name will not be released until the coroner notifies her relatives, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Her body was found over the weekend after a witness hiking with a group reported seeing a lone climber fall from a point on Capitol Peak estimated to be 1,500 to 2,000 feet below the summit. The woman died in Pierre Lakes Basin, which is on rocky terrain below the mountain.
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