A 55-year-old man survived a 75-foot fall followed by a night on the mountain while climbing McHenry Peak Sunday, Rocky Mountain National Park officials said in a news release.
The Estes Park man, whose name wasn't released, was climbing along the face of the 12,900-foot summit to Stone Man Pass when was seriously injured in the seven-story plunge. The man then waited through the night for rescuers to reach him, park officials said.
Rangers were informed of the fall late Sunday night and reached him at about 10 a.m. Monday.
A Colorado National Guard helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base winched the man to safety from the mountain, officials said. Search and Rescue teams couldn't carry the man out because of his injuries and the steep terrain where he landed.
The man was flown to Upper Beaver Meadows then to St. Anthony Hospital in Denver.
The man's condition at the hospital wasn't released.
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