Climber falls, dies near top of Windom Peak

A climber fell about 230 feet to his death Sunday afternoon near the top of Windom Peak, a remote area above Chicago Basin in the Weminuche Wilderness north of Durango.

Glacier Point from Windom Peak

Glacier Point from Windom Peak (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The man was identified as Martin Pigeon, 45, of Acton Vale, Canada, a small town outside Montreal.

He was described as an experienced climber on week two of a three-week climbing trip in Colorado, said Dan Bender, spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.

His goal was to climb 20 peaks during three weeks, Bender said. It was unknown how close he came to reaching that goal.

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