FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was hiking off trail on Mount Royal in Frisco, tripped and fell 100 feet to her death.
Summit County Rescue Group spokesman Charles Pitman says the woman and her climbing partners, two men, had reached the top of the mountain and were descending when they reached a rocky band about 150 feet from the bottom at around 6 p.m. Sunday.
Pitman says the woman, who is not from Colorado, was maneuvering through a tricky section while the men, both local residents, were below her guiding her through the steep rocks when she tripped and tumbled.
The Summit County Rescue Group responded and carried her body off the mountain.
It is the third fatal mountain climbing incident in the past three weeks in Summit County.
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