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Nov 21, 2010 4:34 PM by AP

Storm hampers recovery of body of Denver climber

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - A winter storm is hampering efforts by crews trying to recover the body of an ice climber killed in a fall in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the Denver man died in a fall Saturday on the All Mixed Up ice climbing route on Thatchtop Mountain. A person climbing with the man was uninjured.

Park officials were notified of the fall and death via cell phone. Recovery crews set out across steep terrain covered with loose rock and snow and reached the man by midmorning. About 25 people were on the scene Sunday afternoon. The fall remains under investigation.

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