Woman Who Fell To Death On Paiute Peak Near Boulder ID’d

August 5, 2015

Authorities have released the name of a 44-year-old Denver woman who fell 100 feet to her death on Paiute Peak northwest of Boulder.

The Boulder County coroner's office identified the woman Tuesday as Tara Breed but did not release a cause or manner of death.

The Daily Camera reports Breed and her friend were descending from the summit July 26 when the woman slipped and fell down a snow bank and into a crevasse.

The man who was with her left the scene to try to call for help, since he did not have cellphone reception.

Breed was found dead at an elevation of 13,000 feet, just a few hundred feet below the summit.

Paiute Peak is on the western boundary of Boulder County on the Continental Divide in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.

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