On Saturday, September 21, a 59-year-old man fell approximately 50 feet while attempting to climb North Maroon Peak in the Elk mountain range outside of Aspen, Colorado. The man reportedly suffered a broken jaw and other injuries and a rescue was called in by one of his climbing partners. Mountain Rescue Aspen (MRA) eventually arrived on the scene via a flight for life helicopter and began helping the man safely down the mountain. They assisted the injured climber to a spot on the mountain where a Blackhawk helicopter landed to safely pick up the man and escort him to the Aspen Pitkin County Airport where an Ambulance was waiting. The man was then safely driven to the hospital.
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