Climber dies in fall near Pyramid Peak

By Real Aspen
Real AspenSeptember 13, 2011
A man fell to his death Saturday climbing Pyramid Peak near Aspen.

David Morano 41, of Dillon, plunged between 200 and 300 feet off the eastern edge of a ridge south of 14,018-foot Pyramid Peak, near Thunder Pyramid, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office.

After Morano went over, his companion climbed out and called for help from a substation in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness at about 4:30 p.m., a statement from the sheriff's office reported. About an hour and a half later, a Mountain Rescue Aspen team flew over the area for reconnaissance.

Recovery operations are scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

Sheriff’s deputies are still investigating the circumstances that led to Morano's fatal fall.


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