Father and sons rescued from 14er Quandary Peak after cliffing out

2nd August, 2016 by

By Kevin Fixler

A family of four had to be saved overnight from Quandary Peak just south of Breckenridge on Monday when an improvised descent route proved more difficult than anticipated.The inexperienced group visiting from Kansas included a father and three children ranging in age from 11 to 19. Summit County’s Search & Rescue Group officials said the hikers made an all too common mistake of either ad-libbing the descent or not fully understanding the real difficulty of Quandary’s West Ridge.“Some of the older hiking books talk about that as a fairly easy trail,” said Charles Pitman, Search & Rescue’s public information officer. …

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