Castle Pines man dies after climbing fall from Windom Peak

A 53-year-old from Castle Pines died Monday after a fall from Windom Peak in the Weminuche Wilderness.

The man was identified as Douglas Christensen, according to the La Plata County Coroner’s Office.

He died after he fell 30 feet while descending from the 14,093-foot peak, the county reported.

Christensen’s climbing partner, as well as a passerby, attempted CPR while they called emergency dispatch. During the call, they reported Christensen had died.

Windom Peak is one of four 14,000-plus-foot mountains in the Chicago Basin area. The standard route up Windom is considered a difficult Class 2 climb, according to

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