Capitol Peak, Colorado – At approximately 8:20am on Sunday, August 6, 2017 Jeremy Shull, 35, was killed after falling approximately 200 feet down the east side of an area near K2 Peak while approaching the Knife’s Edge ridge during an ascent of 14,130′ Capitol Peak in the Elk Mountains of Colorado.
The accident occurred when Shull was climbing the 14er with 3 friends. Another climbing team on the peak heard Shull fall. A team behind Shull reported the accident to authorities via 911. Rescuers responded by helicopter and confirmed that Shull did not survive.
Due to poor weather and challenging terrain, recovery efforts were postponed. Mountain Rescue Aspen recovered the body on Wednesday during a 9-hour recovery effort.
A YouCaring.com page is available to help support his wife Jamie and his 2-month-old son, Jack.
This is the 2nd fatality on Capitol Peak in less than a month. Jake Lord died in a tragic accident on Capitol Peak on July 15, 2017. Read more here.
Here is a detailed post about the body recovery on Capitol Peak from Mountain Rescue Aspen:
See Also: List and Map of Colorado 14ers