Woman Rescued from Aspen Backcountry after Suffering Broken Leg

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Backcountry skiing, Colorado style. Credit: coloradomountainschool.com

A woman suffering from a broken leg in the backcountry was found on Sunday by members of Mountain Rescue, Colorado reports the Aspen Times.

Stephanie McLeod, 36, was with two other skiers in the Nickelson Creek area off of Capitol Creek Road when she was injured. A call came into emergency dispatch at 11:35 am, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.

MRA personnel reached McLeod at around 2 pm, having traveled 3.5 miles and 2,400ft of elevation gain to Nickelson Creek which is approximately 10 miles away from the city of Aspen. She was transported to the Valley Hospital.


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