PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — A 66-year-old Denver man who became separated from his hiking group on Pyramid Peak was found alive after a nearly two and a half-day search.

Neil James Brosseau was last seen around 2 p.m. Sunday near the summit of Pyramid Peak, according to a release from the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office. His hiking party reported the man missing at 6 p.m. after not hearing from him, which they said isn't normal.

Due to the difficulty of the terrain and time of the day, deputies and Mountain Rescue Aspen began their search Monday morning. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and nearly 20 members of Mountain Rescue Aspen (MRA) continued the search Tuesday. 

Brosseau was found in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness area around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. He had spent two nights on the mountain. 

It's not clear if Brosseau was injured in any way when he was found or what, if any, medical attention he needed. 

Pyramid Peak is a 14,000-foot mountain located in the Elk Mountains Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness in southeastern Pitkin County, approximately 12 miles southwest of Aspen. 

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