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Further Information Released Regarding Frappier Incident On Longs Peak In Rocky Mountain National Park

At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were contacted via cell phone by Samuel Frappier, 19, from Quebec, Canada. When Frappier contacted rangers he indicated he was stuck on the Keyhole Route. Using cell phone GPS coordinates, rangers determined he was not on the Keyhole Route, but was likely on the east side of Longs Peak. On May 27, Frappier and his friend had ...

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Fatality On Longs Peak

On Tuesday, June 10, park rangers were notified that a 24-year-old man from Fort Collins was overdue from the Longs Peak area in Rocky Mountain National Park. The man had left at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Monday morning, June 9, from Fort Collins. He was expected at work at 4:00 p.m. yesterday. An investigation revealed he likely planned to travel along the Keyhole Route. Rangers searched the area and loca ...

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Join RMNP In Celebrating International Migratory Bird Day This Weekend

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) in Rocky Mountain National Park by participating in any or all of our weekend events! On Friday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. join local producer Nick Molle as he shows his documentary film “Birds Without Borders.” Over 150 species of birds share the ecosystems of Rocky Mountain National Park and Costa Rica. Fifty are known to nest in Rocky and migrate to Costa Rica ...

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Man Rescued From East Face Of Longs Peak

Late in the day on May 27, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were contacted via cell phone by Samuel Frappier, 19, from Quebec, Canada.  He and a friend were ascending Longs Peak from the western side of Chasm Lake via Lambs Slide when they separated.  Later in the afternoon, Samuel became stranded on Broadway Ledge as he was descending from the summit of Longs Peak.  He was in an extremely precarious lo ...

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Earth Day Celebration At Rocky Mountain National Park-April 19

Come celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park! A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 19, at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Earth Day is a great way the world can unite around the importance of environmental service. There is no better place to celebrate than your national park! There will be an Arts & Crafts station to create cool Earth Day artwork ...

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Lily Lake Roadside Pile Burn Planned For April

If conditions allow, Rocky Mountain National Park staff are planning to burn piles located in the Lily Lake area along Highway 7. These piles were generated in a hazardous fuels reduction project designed to generate a potential barrier in case of wildfire. The park plans to light the piles when wind speeds, directions and smoke dispersion are favorable. Because the piles are next to Highway 7, there is a s ...

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Protection Of High Value Trees And Hazard Mitigation Projects Continue At RMNP

Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees. The park’s priorities for mitigation of the effects of beetles are focused on removing hazard trees and hazard fuels related to the protection of life and property. For several years, Rocky Mountain National Park has had a proactive bark beetle management program. In recent years, bark beetles h ...

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Planning Phase Underway For Commercial Climbing Services In Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are currently in the planning phase to develop a commercial services strategy for guided commercial climbing in the park. Currently, the park allows one guided climbing services provider. During 2014, park staff will conduct market analysis of guided climbing through issuing limited Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) for guided technical climbing in the park. The use asso ...

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