Diggler wrote:I recently heard second-hand about an accident on Longs Peak, in which a man was apparently blown off the mountain, maybe 2 weeks ago or so. From what I can tell, it probably happened at the Narrows. Anybody have any further information on this, or links to a story that describes it? Thanks.
I heard some hikers talking about this incident when I was hiking Longs Peak on the 12th (a week and a half ago). Didn't hear the specifics on what exactly happened. It turns out that the helicopter a friend and I heard while hiking Estes Cone on the 11th coincides with the time that a helicopter that flew out with the body (see http://www.nps.gov/romo/parknews/pr_longs_peak_fatality.htm
Sad deal. Sounds like he was an avid mountain runner from some of the reports I read and that he was a fun loving likable guy. RIP