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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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