Hiker reported missing for more than 48 hours on Pyramid Peak found alive


Neil James Brosseau. (Photo: Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office)

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PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — A Denver man who was reported missing while hiking on Pyramid Peak in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness has been found alive, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said.

Neil James Brosseau, 66, separated from his hiking party about 2 p.m. Sunday about 13,000 at the top of a saddle that leads to the northeast summit.

Pyramid Peak is about 12 miles southwest of Aspen.

The sheriff’s office said about 6 p.m. Sunday that it received information that Brosseau, who was described as an experienced outdoor enthusiast, was overdue.

The sheriff’s office and Mountain Rescue Aspen searched for Brosseau on Monday and Tuesday. He was found just before 4 p.m. after being alone on the mountain for more than 48 hours.

The sheriff’s office said Brosseau was found in good spirits.

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