October 1, 2022

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Climbers avoid dangerous conditions on deadly Longs Peak route

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (KDVR) — The Ferguson family, a father and two sons, climbed Longs Peak Saturday in the same area rescue crews had to recover the body of a climber who died.

The family said they were met with blizzard-like conditions on the peak and made the decision to turn back.

“The wind and the snow just picked up immensely,” Adlai Ferguson said.

Adlai joined his father, Case, and his younger brother on a climb through the Keyhole Route and estimated they were about an hour ahead of a climber who died on the mountain.

Case said he could tell his younger son was feeling the worsening cold on the peak.

“Just looking at him, I could tell it was time to make the call to turn around, so I…

Rogelio Mares

2022-09-18 22:01:40

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