Capitol Peak deaths since 2000: 6 fatalities, four in past five years – Colorado News

Capitol Peak deaths since 2000: 6 fatalities, four in past five years – Colorado News

According to research from the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative and reports from The Aspen Times, six climbers have died on Capitol Peak since 2000. The latest was Sunday when a 35-year-old man fell off the Knife Edge section.

2003

Name, age, town unavailable: On May 8, a climber was caught in a rockslide on the west face of the mountain from the false summit K2. His partner reported the man fell 300 feet in the slide.

2009

Jimi Flowers, 47, Colorado Springs: Authorities believe he fell at about 13,000 feet on the east side of the ridge between K2 and the Daly saddle while descending during a July 11 climb with another man.

2013

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Ryan Palmer, 35, Vail: He fell 200 to 300 feet on the north face of Capitol Peak on July 21 and his body was located two days later. He got separated from two hiking partners.

2014

Jim Nelson, 53, Salt Lake City: His family reported him overdue Aug. 5 and he was climbing alone. His body was found a day later in Mount Daly Basin above Moon Lake at about 11,000 feet.

2017

Jake Lord, 25, Parker: He was climbing July 15 with another man and fell nearly 300 feet when a boulder came loose on the ridge between Capitol and Mount Daly.

Male, 35, Front Range: A yet-to-be identified man died Sunday after falling from the Knife’s Edge near the summit. He was with a group.

 

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