Famed Ice Climber Dies in Fall

Jack Roberts went into cardiac arrest after 60-foot fall
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2012 11:29 PM CST
Updated Jan 17, 2012 12:50 AM CST
Jack Roberts died of a heart attack after a fall at Colorado's Bridal Veil ice falls.   (Jack Roberts Climbing)

(Newser) – Nationally known ice climber Jack Roberts has died after falling 60 feet during a climb in Colorado on Sunday. Roberts, a 58-year-old climber with more than 40 years experience, suffered a broken hip in the fall and went into cardiac arrest during the rescue. Members of a local search and rescue team spent 40 minutes trying to resuscitate him, AP reports. Roberts worked as a climbing guide and instructor, and wrote numerous books on the subject. (Read more Colorado stories.)

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