Updated: September 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm
ASPEN — Authorities say a 59-year-old man is recovering after he fell about 50 feet while descending North Maroon Peak near Aspen.
The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office says the man, whose name has not been released, was with four other people when he fell at about noon Saturday.
The man, who was about 200 feet from the summit when he fell, suffered a possible broken jaw and multiple other injuries.
The man was rescued by a National Guard helicopter.
The man was descending Maroon and North Maroon Peak, about 10 miles southwest of Aspen at 14,156 and 14,014, respectively.