Woman falls 30 feet on 14er near Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. - Authorities say a 30-year-old woman is recovering after falling about 30 feet on Castle Peak south of Aspen.

The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office says the woman, whose name has not been released, fell at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday. Crews reached the victim, who was conscious but unable to move, about an hour and a half later, and she was flown by helicopter to a Grand Junction hospital.

Authorities have not said how badly she was injured.

Castle Peak rises to an elevation of 14,265 feet. The woman fell about 1,500 feet below the summit.  The route to the summit starts at 11,100 feet.

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