THE latest post from a young mountaineer who fell over 100ft to her death in front of her fellow climbers reveals a now eerie message.
Maya Humeau, 22, was attempting the dangerous routes in Colorado’s harrowing mountains when she fell to her death Tuesday morning.
In her most recent Instagram post, Humeau shared several videos and photos of her ascent of Longs Peak.
“I’m thrilled after spending an incredible weekend at the Diamond,” she wrote on September 6th.
“I forgot how much fun it is to exert yourself up there!”
The post had stunning scenery of the mountain along with a photo of Humeau and one of her friends.
“I am blown away by the quality of these routes!!”
Humeau was with other climbers at the Black Wall crag north of Mount Evans, Clear Creek County authorities said.
A male climber who was dating Humeau called 911 after witnessing her fall, CBS News reported.
The Alpine Rescue Team, Clear Creek and Flight For Colorado MPs were all on hand.
Humeau had died from her injuries by the time first responders were able to reach her, the sheriff’s office said.
Humeau’s parents said their daughter loved “living the Colorado lifestyle.”
“She wasn’t a daredevil, but she took climbing very seriously,” her father, Thierry Humeau, told KDVR.
“She really loved it.”
Her parents were Olympic athletes who competed in canoeing and kayaking events.
They said their daughter, who was a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder, was just as adventurous as they were.
“She started kayaking with us. She went to the World Junior Championships,” said Humeau’s mother, Dana Chladek, who said she and Humeau’s father were concerned when she first started climbing.
“We were scared every day. We talked about it a lot and we always told her to be really careful and double, triple check everything.”
Thierry Humeau said, “She died doing what she loved.”
The Black Wall features “long, challenging” routes that are best for experienced climbers, according to the Mountain Project.
Humeau’s death came just days after another climber fell to his death from a nearby peak in Colorado.
The fallen hiker, identified as Justin Seagren, was killed after falling several hundred feet while descending Blanca Peak on September 7.
Blanca Peak is located in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in southern Colorado.
And that accident came days after another experienced climber died on Capitol Peak in the Aspen area as 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.
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 extremely 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.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6241563/maya-humeau-mountain-climbing-fall-death-colorado-instagram/ The eerie latest Instagram post was revealed after a 22-year-old woman fell 100ft to her death while another climber looked on