Colorado climber falls to her death in Cirque of the Towers

JACKSON, Wyo. — Buckrail has confirmed the death of a climber who fell while climbing in the Cirque of the Towers of the Wind River Range last weekend.

The victim was a 35-year-old woman from Colorado who fell while descending Pingora Peak after having summitted. Reports say she fell some 400 feet while rappeling down the south buttress of the 11,884-foot mountain.

The incident is under investigation. Fremont County Coroner’s office is waiting on a toxicology report before the woman’s identity will be released. More information is expected next week.

The popular peak claimed the life of internationally-known climber Zijah Kurtovic, 63, of Illinois, after a fall on August 10, 2019. Two others were killed in 2015 on their climb.

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