Injured climber rescued from Longs Peak |

Injured climber rescued from Longs Peak

Special to the Sky-Hi News

On Sunday morning a 29-year-old man fell while climbing the North Chimney Route on the East Face of Longs Peak, according to Rocky Mountain National Park officials.

The roped climber reportedly fell 70 feet and was unable to continue his climb. He was lowered to the base of the climb by his partner and another group of climbers who came to his assistance.

Since his injuries prevented him from walking, park rangers dispatched to the scene stabilized the patient and slowly moved him to a landing zone near Chasm Lake at the base of the East Face.

Due to variable weather conditions, a helicopter was finally able to land and transport him off the mountain just after 3 p.m. He was flown to a Denver hospital for evaluation and treatment. He never lost consciousness and his injuries were not life-threatening.

The name and hometown of the man have not yet been released.

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