According to the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, a climber passed away on Saturday after falling roughly 900 feet from below Colorado's Capitol Peak,
one of the state's most challenging mountains to climb and one of the tallest in the country.
The climber has been identified as a lady from Denver, but the sheriff's office claimed that the next of kin would not be notified before the coroner releases her identity to the public.
After a witness, who was out on a group hike, saw a lone climber fall from a position on Capitol Peak thought to be between 1,500 and 2,000 feet below the summit,
her corpse was found over the weekend. The woman was killed when she fell into the rocky Pierre Lakes Basin, which is located under the mountain.
Before 8 a.m. local time on Saturday, staff at the Pitkin County Emergency Dispatch Center got a call from the witness and informed the sheriff's office.