A Colorado man apparently trying to summit Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park has been killed in what appears to have been a fall of about 1,000 feet, according to park officials.
The park received a report Tuesday morning that the 24-year-old Fort Collins man, whose name was not immediately released, was overdue from a trip in the Longs Peak area. He had left at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday and was expected at work at 4 p.m. Tuesday. An investigation revealed he likely planned to travel along the Keyhole Route, a park release said.
Rangers searched the area and located the man's body at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday about 1,000 feet below the Keyhole Route down the Trough. Weather prevented recovery efforts Tuesday. Those operations were to resume when weather and conditions allow.