PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Search and rescue teams in Aspen plan to offer more safety education for hikers taking on Colorado’s tallest mountains.
At least seven people have died this summer in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The two most recent were Ryan Marcil and Carlin Brightwell.
The couple fell while climbing Capitol Peak on Sunday. Their bodies were recovered at the bottom of the steep north side of the peak.
The bodies were spotted by the National Guard helicopter crew on Tuesday afternoon. Friends and family say they are Ryan Marcil and Carlin Brightwell.
The Post Independent reports Mountain Rescue Aspen plans to start a “Peak Awareness” program to educate people on how to stay safe while climbing.