Search for missing climber in Rocky Mountain National Park suspended because of weather

Ryan Albert

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — The search for a New Jersey man reported missing in Rocky Mountain National Park has been temporarily suspended because of poor weather.

Park officials say technical crews searching Longs Peak for 30-year-old Ryan Albert of Marlton, New Jersey, ran into extreme conditions on Tuesday, including waist-deep snow drifts, wind, ice, cold temperatures and low visibility.

The search was temporarily suspended because of a winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday.

Park spokeswoman Lindsey Lewis said Thursday’s weather forecast seems to show a bit of improvement, which should allow teams to resume the search.

Albert was last seen in Denver on Oct. 4. Family members reported him overdue on Friday. The four-day search has turned up no clues as to Albert’s whereabouts.