Skiers credited for saving mountaineer’s life |

Skiers credited for saving mountaineer’s life

DENVER, Colorado” A 57-year-old mountaineer rescued at Rocky Mountain National Park remains hospitalized and two backcountry skiers are being credited for saving his life.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said Thursday that Sterling Jordan of Loveland suffered numerous injuries but is expected to recover.

Jordan fell an estimated 50 feet down Ptarmigan Glacier on Monday and spent 24 hours in the backcountry before being discovered by two backcountry skiers. Patterson said the skiers stayed with him, giving him clothes and food and water, until rangers reached him. The spot was about five miles from the trailhead.

The skiers haven’t been identified but they plan to speak about what happened during a press conference Friday at the Park.

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