Climber Dies in Colorado Avalanche Sunday

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

from The Denver Post:

“A 43-year-old climber is presumed dead after an avalanche in Rocky Mountain National Park Sunday evening. David Laurienti and his climbing partner, Lisa Foster, 45, were reported overdue Monday morning.

Park rangers found Foster near Ypsilon Lake with “numerous” injuries Monday afternoon and transported her to a hospital. Laurienti’s body could not be immediately recovered.

A park spokesman said that Blitzen Ridge, from which the pair descended, includes sections of technical rock that can be hazardous in winter.”

read more:  Denver Post

We send our condolences out to friends and family and we hope for a speedy recovery for the injured climber.  

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