Two mountain rescues near Aspen Friday

PITKIN COUNTY – Mountain Rescue Aspen was able to help two climbers off of Pyramid Peak Friday afternoon.

They received the call at about 1:50 p.m. Two climbers were asking for help on the south side of Pyramid Peak – about 300 feet below the summit.

Mountain Rescue Aspen along with National Guard HAATS got to one of the climbers at about 4 p.m. One of the climbers had fallen and possibly broke his arm, fractured his elbow and hurt his leg. The other climber was able to get down by himself.

Rescue crews were out of the area by nightfall. It was Mountain Rescue Aspen's 10th mission in five days.

Pyramid Peak, which is part of Maroon Bells Wilderness area, is 14,025 feet in elevation.

An hour before, Mountain Rescue Aspen helped a 48-year-old woman who had broken her ankle between Margy's Hut and Sawmill Creek off the trail.

The victim was taken to Aspen Valley Hospital.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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