A climber whose body was recovered from 14,092-foot Snowmass Mountain has been identified as an Arvada man.
The body of 32-year-old Mark Golden was recovered Monday on a ledge, on the Gunnison County side of Snowmass Mountain, about 1,200 to 1,500 feet below the summit.
The Gunnison County Sheriff's Office said Golden apparently had fallen more than 1,000 feet.
Authorities say Golden was reported missing Saturday by a companion who was supposed to meet him at a trailhead after Golden reached the summit.
Evidence at the top of Snowmass indicated that Golden successfully reached the summit and may have been seeking a shortcut while descending when he fell.
The rescue operation involved 31 people from six agencies in Pitkin and Gunnison counties.