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Parker man falls to his death while climbing Capitol Peak

Parker man falls to his death while climbing Capitol Peak
Posted at 3:13 PM, Jul 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-16 17:13:48-04

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A 25-year-old man fell to his death while climbing a mountain western Colorado.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office says Jake Lord, of Parker, died about 7:40 a.m. Saturday after falling near Capitol Peak while climbing with a friend.

The victim fell about 164 to 330 feet (50 to 100 meters).

The Aspen Times reports that rescuers declared him dead at the scene.