Greeley man who fell to death on Longs Peak identified

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. -- The Greeley man who died on Longs Peak on Saturday after falling 100 to 150 feet was identified Monday by Rocky Mountain National Park officials.

Scott Corliss, 61, slipped on ice in the Narrows section of Keyhole Route, park officials said.

Corliss was a doctor and health coach in Greeley.

According to his website, Corliss was a "dedicated athlete" and stopped actively practicing medicine in 2010 to focus on the Take Shape for Life program.

Corliss said he enjoyed "having the time to pursue time with my family, ski on uncrowded days and follow my passion for climbing in the mountains of Colorado."

Scott Corliss.

Hikers in the area called park rangers about 10 a.m. Saturday. Rangers used a helicopter to reach the summit and recovered Corliss' body just before 6 p.m.

Park rangers used a helicopter to get to the summit and were able to recover his body a little before 6 p.m.

His body was taken to the Boulder County Coroner's Office. His identity was withheld until Monday until next of kin could be notified.



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