Thursday, July 20, 2017

NEWS: Climber Dies on Capitol Peak (7/19/2017)

Capitol Peak site of a death in July 2017
Capitol Peak, considered one of the most dangerous
14ers in Colorado, was the site of a fatal accident on
Jul 15, 2017
A climber was killed on Capitol Peak last weekend when he and his climbing partner veered off the standard route and a boulder broke free, causing him to fall.

Jake Lord, a 25-year-old from Parker, Colorado, and his climbing partner were attempting the direct ridge linking Mt. Daly and Capitol Peak, a non-standard variation that has become more popular in recent years, when a large boulder he was clinging to broke loose, causing him to fall several hundred feet.

According to a report in the Aspen Times, the nature of Lord's injuries suggested the rock, which his partner estimated to have weighed around 200 pounds, may have landed on him at some point during the fall.

Lord is survived by his fiancee who traveled to Aspen after the terrible tragedy to be with his family.


-Summary and Analysis of 14er Deaths This Decade
-Climber Dies on Capitol Peak (7/21/13)
-Capitol Peak Profile

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