Founder of Colorado clothing company dies snowboarding on Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old Colorado Springs man died in a snowboarding accident on Pikes Peak.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Tucker Shivers, the founder and CEO of a small Colorado clothing brand, fell above Glen Cove on the eastern face of the 14,115-foot (4,302-meter) mountain Wednesday. Patrick Kerscher, operations director of El Paso County Search and Rescue, says Shivers was wearing a helmet, but it was broken on impact.
Shivers was taken off the mountain but later died.
He posted a picture of the mountain on his Facebook page Tuesday night and wrote, “After staring at this mountain for 4 years. I finally have the opportunity to snowboard down Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain, tomorrow!”
Representatives at his company, Conquered Peaks, did not respond to a request for comment Friday.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.