Colorado’s celebrated 14ers, the 58 notable peaks that stand more than 14,000 feet tall, claimed a record 10 lives in 2017. Mountain safety experts say a combination of factors explain that death toll, but one troubles them most.
Many of the deaths occurred because climbers got in over their heads.
Philip Readle, who has climbed all the 14ers, has some insight into one accident. Readle was at a campsite the day after a man fell to his death on Capitol Peak.
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