Springs Teacher Buried In Summit County Avalanche
Jeff Uppendahl Dies On Quandary Peak
Last Updated: 3177 days ago
Another man was able to ski out of the slide and report that his friend was trapped. It's still not clear what caused the avalanche.Teams from Copper and Breckenridge Ski Resort, Alpine Search and Rescue, Park County Search and Rescue, and the Red, White and Blue fire department all assisted in the search.Uppendahl was an aide working with special education students at Liberty High School, Academy School District 20 spokeswoman Nanette Anderson said.Quandary Peak, just off Highway 9, is popular with backcountry skiers and snowboarders during the winter months, and with hikers during the summer. It is one of the state's 53 14,000-foot peaks, otherwise known as a "fourteener."
- March 24, 2005: Skier's Body Found In Summit County Avalanche
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