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Second Incident on Longs Peak

On Friday, August 16 at 7:30 a.m., as recovery operations were beginning for Paul Nahon, the man who died after falling from The Narrows along the Keyhole Route, park rangers were notified of another incident. A technical climber on the east face of Longs Peak took an approximate 50 foot roped fall and suffered numerous injuries.

Resources gathered for the recovery efforts were focused on assisting the 34 year old climber. A park ranger/park medic came up the North Chimney and reached the man at 11:30 a.m. Two additional rangers rappelled from Chasm View to the man. Rangers conducted a technical lower 500 feet down the North Chimney and connect with other resources.

Park rangers were assisted by Rocky Mountain Rescue and Larimer County Search and Rescue.

Recovery efforts for Paul Nahon’s body will be delayed until completion of this current rescue. Park staff will evaluate available aircraft, weather conditions and personnel necessary to complete the recovery.


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