Authorities on Tuesday identified a 61-year-old Durango man who died Monday while hiking near the summit of Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Maynard Grant Brandsma was about 110 yards from the top of the 14,259-foot mountain when he had heart trouble, said park officials.
According to Herald archives, Brandsma was an avid cyclist in the 1990s and participated in The Denver Post Ride the Rockies in 1996. He kept a bike in his office and rode up Hesperus Hill during his lunch hour some days.
In 1998, he helped raise money for a new pair of cross country skis, bindings, boots and an avalanche transceiver for a local woman who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma who had undergone chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. The woman, Joan Green, used the skies to compete in the Third Winter World Transplant Games in Snowbird, Utah.
There was no service information as of Tuesday evening.