Climber from Greeley dies in fall on Longs Peak

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — A 61-year-old man from Greeley is dead after falling while climbing Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The accident happened Saturday after Scott Corliss apparently slipped on ice and fell about 100 feet on The Narrows section of the Keyhole Route, one of the mountain’s most popular climbing routes.

Park officials say visitors called rescuers by cell phone about 10 a.m. to report the accident. Rangers were flown by helicopter and recovered the body later in the afternoon.

The Greeley Tribune reports Corliss was a well-known doctor in the city who had climbed many 14,000-foot mountains in the state.


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