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Missing climber found dead on Longs Peak ID’d

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — Rocky Mountain National Park has released the name of a climber whose body was found on Longs Peak.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says 39-year-old Pawel Abramczyk, of Thornton, was found dead Sunday and flown down by helicopter.

He was mountaineering with two acquaintances on Saturday when he reportedly decided to descend the challenging and popular mountain by himself. When his climbing partners returned to the trailhead’s parking lot later in the day they saw that the man’s car was still there.

At 14,259 feet, Longs Peak is the highest mountain in the park and the 15th highest in the state.