Famed ice climber Jack Roberts dies of heart attack after 60-foot fall
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS January 16, 2012 9:44PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — An ice climber who died after falling 60 feet in southwestern Colorado has been identified as Jack Roberts, a nationally known climber who wrote books and numerous articles on the subject.
San Miguel Sheriff Bill Masters told the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel that the 58-year-old Roberts suffered a broken hip in Sunday’s fall and went into cardiac arrest during the rescue.
Members of the San Miguel County Search and Rescue Team spent 40 minutes trying to resuscitate Roberts.
He was climbing on the Bridal Veil Ice Falls east of Telluride in San Miguel County.
Roberts had been a climber for more than 40 years and was well known in the climbing community as a guide and instructor.