Climber falls to his death 100ft from Colorado Mountain just days after another hiker was killed at the state summit

A CLIMBER has fallen 100 feet to his death from a summit in Colorado just days after a hiker fell to his death on the same mountain.

The latest victim, who has not been identified, was killed after falling several hundred feet while descending Blanca Peak on Wednesday, a spokesman for Alamosa Volunteer Search and Rescue said.

A climber has fallen 100 feet to his death from Blanca Peak in Colorado

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A climber has fallen 100 feet to his death from Blanca Peak in Colorado

Blanca Peak is located in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in southern Colorado.

It is described as remote and rugged.

Wednesday’s accident comes days after a veteran climber died on Capitol Peak in the Aspen area while horrified hikers looked on.

“Capitol Peak is considered one of Colorado’s most difficult mountains to climb, with extreme exposure and loose, crumbling rock,” officials said.

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A witness called police just before 8 a.m. Saturday after seeing the Denver woman fall.

He said the victim tried to grab onto a rock, which gave way, causing her to fall down the mountain.

She fell “from the route connecting the Razor’s Edge to the summit of Capitol Peak, down to the Pierre Lakes Basin,” police officers said.

Officials reminded hikers of the dangers of the Elk Mountains, the high, rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains.

“The Elk Mountains are treacherous and the loose, rotting terrain can create unstable conditions that could result in serious injury or death,” the sheriff’s office and rescue team said.

Officials waited to notify the family before identifying the victim.

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR HIKING

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Hiking in the mountains is no picnic. You must be prepared for the difficult terrain.

You must be prepared for the difficult terrain.

Mapping Megan shared some safety tips to keep in mind when hiking alone or with friends.

Make sure you choose a path that suits your physical ability.

Hiking at high altitudes can cause altitude sickness and climbing uphill can aggravate old injuries or pre-existing conditions, the outlet warned.

You need effective communication tools when hiking on a remote mountain.

Make sure you let people know of your hiking plans before setting out on a trail, and bring a walkie-talkie if you’re traveling with others.

You can also get a distress beacon — sometimes called Personal Locator Beacons — that will alert emergency services if you’re in trouble.

Learning first aid is also important when hiking far away so you can help yourself while paramedics are on the road.

According to the outlet, the weather can be extremely unpredictable when hiking in the mountains.

Try hiking earlier in the day, before the afternoon storms build up, the outlet suggested.

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