Ice Climber Dies in Telluride Fall

Roberts broke hip, suffered heart attack

Jan 17, 2012
Outside Magazine

A well-known ice climber died of a heart attack on Sunday after falling 60 feet from Bridalveil Falls outside Telluride, Colorado. Jack Roberts, 59, was leading the climb's second pitch when he fell and broke his hip. His partner called San Miguel County Search and Rescue for help, but Roberts went into cardiac arrest soon after they arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene. Roberts was known for making first winter ascents of hard routes in the Canadian Rockies, including the North Face of Mt. Robson. Roberts was known for writing Colorado Ice, one of the first ice climbing guides to the region.

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