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Climber killed in 400-foot fall from Jagged Mountain
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Posted on July 18 2013, 1:18pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
 
A 52-year-old Wyoming man was killed Thursday morning, July 11, in a climbing accident on Jagged Mountain in the Chicago Basin area.
Killed was Howard Scotland III, an attorney from Cheyenne.
Scotland fell 300 to 400 feet said Undersheriff Bruce Conrad. 
Scotland was climbing with two friends when he lost his footing near the summit of the 13,824-foot peak. His partners alerted officials at about 9 a.m.
Two San Juan County Search and Rescue members were flown to the scene by helicopter.
Jagged Mountain is about 11 miles south of Silverton in the Weminuche Wilderness.
Conrad said Scotland was about 300 feet from the summit when he fell. He said there were no signs of life when rescuers arrived.
He described the mountain as among the most difficult climbs in the area.
“It’s about as sporty as anything here,” Conrad said.
 
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