Man dies from ‘medical event’ during technical Telluride climb

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TELLURIDE, Colo. — A Grand Junction man died while climbing a technical route in Telluride Saturday, the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office said. The 74-year-old man was climbing the Via Ferrata with his step-daughter. The route includes a system of iron rungs and steel cables attached to the side of Telluride’s box canyon. Climbers use the system to traverse the face of the canyon horizontally while 400 above the terrain below. The sheriff’s office said the climbers had just completed the...

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