Climber missing near Alamosa since January
ALAMOSA, Colorado – Authorities hope to resume the hunt this summer for a 20-year-old mountain climber who was swept away by a southern Colorado avalanche in January.
Lygon Stevens of Loveland was climbing Little Bear Peak with her brother, 22-year-old Nick Stevens, when the avalanche hit on Jan. 11. Nick Stevens dug himself out but found no sign of his sister.
Alamosa County Search and Rescue Director Kevin Wright says conditions are still too dangerous for searchers to return to the site, but they have regularly scanned the area with high-power optics from nearby.
Wright says he hopes to mount a recovery mission in the next month or two with a helicopter and trained dogs, if they are available.
The avalanche was about 140 miles south of Denver.
Information from: Valley Courier, http://www.alamosanews.com