Lone climber dies on Gunnison Co. peak
GUNNISON “A 25-year-old climber has died in a fall on South Maroon Peak.
The Gunnison County Sheriff’s Department says a search and rescue team reached the body on the southwest face of the peak after getting a 9-1-1 call reporting the accident.
Undersheriff Richard Besecker said radio contact is poor and officials have no details about the incident except that the hiker was alone.
South Maroon is 14,156 feet high and the state’s 25th-highest peak. It’s about 10 miles southwest of Aspen and 110 miles southwest of Denver.