Fort Collins man dies on Longs Peak in RMNP

ESTES PARK, Colo. - A Fort Collins man died on Longs Peak Monday, but his body wasn't located until Tuesday afternoon.

Park rangers were notified Tuesday morning that the 24-year-old man was overdue after planning to summit Longs Peak alone the day before.

Rangers were told he left at 2 a.m. Monday from Fort Collins and had likely planned to travel along the Keyhole Route.

Rangers searched the area and located the man’s body at approximately 3:30 p.m.  His body was approximately 1,000 feet below the Keyhole Route down the Trough.  It was not immediately clear if he died on the ascent or descent.

Weather prevented recovery efforts Tuesday  afternoon and evening.  Recovery operations will resume when weather and conditions allow, said a statement from Rocky Mountain National Park.

The man's  name will be released after next of kin have been notified.  

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