An avalanche killed a Summit County man outside the town of Marble this past weekend. It’s the second avalanche related death in as many weeks this winter. Aspen Public Radio’s Luke Runyon reports.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The call came in late Sunday afternoon. Two men told the dispatcher they had just survived an avalanche, but the third member of their group had not. 37-year-old James Lindenblatt of Summit County didn’t survive the slide. His two companions said he likely died from heavy trauma in the violent avalanche. The three men had been skiing in a remote and dangerous area of The Raggeds, south of Marble.

Gunnison County Undersheriff Randy Barnes says it’s a steep area. Response crew members from Crested Butte and Gunnison used a helicopter to lower into the area, and Barnes says the recovery of Lindenblatt’s body was extreme and dangerous, “Just due to the fact that he was about three or four ridges south and west of Marble.”

Lindenblatt’s death is the second avalanche-related fatality in Colorado this winter. An avalanche killed a Snowmass ski patroller in late December.

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, much of the avalanche danger throughout the mountains is listed as moderate, with the Northern San Juan Mountains ranked as considerable.

 

Comments are closed.

News

CBS
May 29, 2015 | NPR · Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS’ Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · Officials of both organizations were accused of taking bribes. Leaders of both said they couldn’t watch subordinates’ behavior. Persistent outsiders found evidence of misconduct.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · The numbers are more than the Pentagon’s Thursday estimate of nine states and a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea. News organizations named Australia as the other country that received the samples.
 

Arts & Life

CBS
May 29, 2015 | NPR · Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS’ Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.
 

Courtesy of Radius-TWC
May 29, 2015 | NPR · The film slightly fictionalizes the experience of Arielle Holmes, a young homeless addict whom filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie first encountered in Manhattan’s Diamond District.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · As viewers turn to streaming sites to watch old TV shows, studios are issuing new DVD box sets of classic shows to a shrinking market. Critic Dave Bianculli suggests a few sets that are worth buying.
 

Music

Getty Images
May 29, 2015 | NPR · The black entrepreneur who opened a record store called Dolphin’s Of Hollywood — in South Central Los Angeles — is the subject of a new musical about his business success and untimely death.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 29, 2015 | WXPN · Hear music from El Malito & the 33rd Century, El Caribefunk and Pupi Legarreta, Latin artists with Philadelphia connections.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · The Welsh band’s name is a play on that of singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom. Ken Tucker likens the group’s second album to a high-wire act accompanied by “furiously strummed punk-rock guitar chords.”
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab