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Hiker Collapses, Dies in Indian Peaks area


Thursday, October 1, 2015

On the evening of Wednesday, September 30th, we were saddened to learn of an incident involving one of our members that became unresponsive while on a nontechnical hike in Indian Peaks Wilderness near Brainard Lake Recreation area in Boulder County.

Despite the best efforts of fellow hikers providing first aid assistance, the member did not regain consciousness and was later pronounced dead by the Boulder County coroner.

At this time, our first priority is the well-being of the member’s family and hiking partners and want to assist them with their needs.

The Colorado Mountain Club takes the health and well-being of our members very seriously and seeks to match their abilities and skills with appropriate itineraries.

Again, we are deeply saddened at the loss of a member of our hiking community and we will be working to learn more in the coming days.


The Colorado Mountain Club is the state’s leading organization dedicated to adventure, recreation, conservation and education. Founded in 1912, the CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events and schools centered on outdoor recreation. The Club comprises 13 regional groups across the state to serve the local needs of its members and partners. To ensure the continued enjoyment of Colorado’s pristine places, the CMC also leads efforts to protect wild and public lands with its conservation and stewardship programs. The Club publishes a quarterly magazine, Trail & Timberline, and operates a press with 50 current titles. No other organization in the Intermountain West employs such a strong or broad approach to connecting people with the Rocky Mountain landscape.