|A helicopter rescues an injured climber on North Maroon|
Peak. Screenshot from Youtube video
A 59-year-old man had to be rescued by helicopter after falling while descending North Maroon Peak on Saturday. According to a report on the Aspen Business Journal,
the man fell 50 feet and suffered numerous injuries, including a possibly broken jaw. The helicopter rescue was successful and caught on video. The injured climber was with four other people when the accident occurred.
2013 has been a difficult year in the Elk Range. There have been several accidents and harrowing rescues this season, including the deaths of Steve Gladbach
on "Thunder Pyramid" and Ryan Palmer
on Capitol Peak, and the rescue of Daniel Palmer
(no relation) also on Capitol Peak.
Check out this video caught by another climber of the successful rescue:
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The pilot landed one wheel
14,000 feet on the Edge
Of a mountain
to save this man's life
courageous work by the crew
Thank you for your service to your country
edge of mountain
great job HAATS
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