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Torreys Peak. Josh Friesema, Special to The Gazette

A 71-year-old hiker was found dead Thursday near the summit of 14,275-foot Torreys Peak in Colorado, according to the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office.

The hiker, identified as Don Chambliss of Englewood, was reported as overdue by family members Tuesday, prompting a multi-day search involving several agencies on the mountain west of Denver.

Chambliss is believed to have been on the Kelso Ridge route to the summit — a Class 3 climb with plenty of exposure.

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Recovery efforts have been postponed until Friday given complications posed by the difficult terrain.

This is the second death on one of Colorado’s fourteeners in roughly a week.

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