Fatality Near Taylor Glacier In RMNP
A forty year old man from Boulder was killed in a skiing accident on Taylor Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park, on Tuesday, September 30.
The man was skiing alone. Friends contacted the park Tuesday night and reported him overdue. Friends discovered his body on the morning of October 1. Rangers arrived on scene soon after. The man died of massive trauma. His name will not be released until Thursday at the earliest after next of kin are notified.
Recovery of the body has concluded as it was flown out late Wednesday afternoon and turned over to the Larimer County Coroners Office.
Taylor Glacier is 5.2 miles from the Bear Lake Trailhead. It is a 2,600 foot elevation gain with difficult terrain, loose rock, snow and ice. It is beyond the trail system.