UPDATE: Greeley Man Falls to His Death on Longs Peak in RMNP
UPDATE:The man from Greeley who died after falling while climbing Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park has been identified as Scott Corliss. The Greeley Tribune reports Corliss was a well-known doctor in the city who had climbed many 14,000-foot mountains in the state.
A 61-year-old Greely man died Saturday, October 1, on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. He fell more than 100 feet, apparently slipping on ice along The Narrows section of the Keyhole Route. Park rangers were notified of the incident around 10 a.m. by visitors who were in the area when the fall occurred.
Park rangers were flown to the summit of Longs Peak by helicopter and reached the man's body at about 4 p.m. His body was recovered by a long line helicopter operation and taken to the Boulder County Coroner's Office. His name will be released after his next of kin have been notified.