CUSTER COUNTY, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a man who fell 100 feet to his death while climbing the Crestone Needle in southern Colorado.
The Saguache County coroner's office identified the man Thursday as 55-year-old Stephen Hunt, of Parker. The Denver Post reports Hunt, a married father of two teenagers, fell Sunday afternoon and his body was recovered Tuesday.
Hunt's obituary says he was an avid hiker and had climbed all of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks.
The Crestone Needle is one of the state's hardest 14ers to climb. In September, a respected central Texas doctor was killed while climbing to the mountain's 14,203-foot summit.