Father Roped to Son in Fatal Maroon Bells Fall


The Aspen Times Kip White who was roped with his son on Maroon Bells had a fatal fall.

White and his son had turned back because of poor weather and fell on the Bell Cord Couloir which is on the saddle between the bells at about 13,800 feet.

Jordan, 19, lost consciouness in the fall. He recovered and descended another 30 to 40 feet to reach his father, whom he determined was dead. He then continued his descent, spent the night in the shelter of trees and hiked out this morning to notify authorities.

Kip White had six acoustic guitars available on his website.

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