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More than five months after Lygon Stevens was swept away by an avalanche on a 14er, rescuers have recovered her body.Stevens, 20, was hiking with her brother on the 14,037-foot Little Bear Peak on Jan. 8 when both were caught in an avalanche.Nick Stevens, 22, rescued himself. He looked for his sister, then hiked down and called authorities.Rescuers searched for Lygon for two days in January, then gave up because of conditions.Search and rescue members from Alamosa returned to the Lake Como trailhead Tuesday morning. A helicopter dropped the team into the basin on Little Bear Peak.They found Stevens' body within 30 minutes.A Flight for Life crew brought Stevens' body to the trailhead. The Alamosa County coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine how Stevens died.Alamosa County Sheriff Dave Stong told 7NEWS Stevens' family was at the base camp Tuesday. The family held a memorial service for Lygon earlier this year.Lygon and Nick Stevens were experienced climbers and had reached the summit of Alaska's 20,320-foot Mount McKinley, North America's tallest peak.