Climber killed during descent from Aspen peak identified
ASPEN, Colo. — Colorado authorities have released the identity of a man who fell to his death while descending from a mountain peak near Aspen. Pitkin County Coroner Steve Ayers said 61-year-old James Hasse died of blunt force trauma to the head during Wednesday's accident. The Aspen Daily News reports the Summit County man had been coming down from a difficult climb with two other men up South Maroon Peak in the Elk Mountains. The terrain in that area is steep and there is still a considerable amount of snow.