A 16-year-old hiker died Sunday, apparently from freezing temperatures, after being lost overnight on St. Mary's Glacier, according to the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office.
A rescue team of more than two dozen was able to evacuate the boy's 20-year-old brother by 7:30 a.m. Sunday, said Alpine Rescue spokesman Bill Barwick. The surviving hiker had hypothermia.
The search-and-rescue team was launched by 4 a.m. Sunday.
"They (the hikers) had an idea of where they were going," Barwick said. "But once they got up there, the weather got bad and they ended up getting turned around. The weather was a culprit."
Barwick said up to 8 inches of snow fell in the St. Mary's Glacier area overnight, and winds were up to 50 mph during the search.
The sheriff's office is withholding the names of the hikers, pending notification of the family.