ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A climber who died on Capitol Peak over the weekend has been identified.
The Aspen Times reports the Pitkin County deputy coroner Wednesday identified the climber as Zackaria White.
Deputy Coroner Jennifer Diamond says the official cause of death is under investigation.
Police say White was climbing Saturday with Brandon Wilhelm, when he decided to attempt a shortcut down the North Face of Capitol Peak against Wilhelm's advice. White later fell approximately 600 feet (183 meters) when the shortcut ended at a cliff band.
Police say Wilhelm, who followed the standard route on Capitol Peak down the mountain, told deputies White had never climbed a 14,000-foot peak before and was stubbornly insistent about trying the shortcut.
White is the fifth person to die on Capitol Peak this summer.