Pueblo man goes missing on Pyramid Peak Sunday
A Pueblo man, said to be an experienced climber, went missing Sunday afternoon after reaching the summit of Pyramid Peak with two other climbers, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Deputy Jeff Lumsden said emergency dispatchers received a report of a missing climber around 2 p.m. Sunday. Just after 6 p.m. Sunday, Mountain Rescue Aspen was conducting an air search for the man with the help of DBS Helicopters, of Rifle.
The sheriff’s office declined to identify the missing man but said he is in his mid-40s. He was descending the mountain well ahead of the other two climbers, who at some point realized that their fellow climber was lost and searched the area on foot by themselves, Lumsden said.
The three climbers were experienced and had reached the summits of two other 14,000-foot-peaks over the weekend, Lumsden said.
He added that the man was carrying a spot locator, but it had not been activated. Authorities believe he was in the area of Len Shoemaker Basin.
No other information was available as of Sunday evening.
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