Body of Solo Hiker Attempting All Colorado 14ers Found Between Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point

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Tyler Cline. Credit: Custer County SAR Facebook

Search and rescue teams combing the mountains in southern Colorado have found the body of a missing hiker.

The Denver Post reports Tyler Cline was found dead in the mountains above Crestone on Thursday. He was reported missing last Sunday after he didn’t return from a hike in the area of Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point. According to a post in the 14ers.com Facebook group, Cline’s car was found at a trailhead on Wednesday. Suspicions about his safety were raised when he did not appear for scheduled work.

Family and friends say he was an experienced hiker who was trying to climb all of the Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, and Saguache County sheriff’s officials say they do not suspect foul play.

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Crestone, CO

Friend Fawne Steigerwald tells KDVR-TV in Denver that Cline started getting serious about climbing Colorado’s 14ers sometime this past winter, and “everything seemed to be going well.”

Investigators have not released any details about the circumstances of the death.


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