Avalanche Death


Warm march temperatures could be the cause of death of a climber who was killed in an avalanche Saturday.

Chaffee County Sheriffs say they've recovered the body of Kyle Fitzpatrick of Colorado Springs. He was killed while climbing La Plata Peak.

A spokesman for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center says
mountain temperatures have been in the 50's, which is very unusual for this month. The warm weather is creating unstable snowpack.

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