Climber missing near Alamosa since January |

Climber missing near Alamosa since January

AP Photo/ Jenny Sparks, Loveland Reporter-HeraldA June 2007 file photo of Nick Stevens and his sister, Lygon Stevens , sitting on the front porch of their Loveland home surrounded by gear they used while climbing Mount McKinley. Lygon holds a bag of melted snow from the summit.

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,

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