Man Goes Missing After Scaling Longs Peak: Know More Here


Ranger activity on Longs Peak on Sunday appears to have included a man who hasn’t been seen or heard from since, so the park is looking for him.

According to a park official, Colorado Springs resident Lucas Macaj, 23, started ascending Longs Peak early on Sunday morning. Around 1:00 pm, he texted a friend to let them know he was at the top of the mountain, but that was the last word from him. Late that evening, he was reported missing.

The spokesman stated that Macaj’s car was still parked at the Longs Peak Trailhead on Monday morning.

He is described as a Caucasian man with green eyes and brown hair who weighs 155 pounds and stands approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall. On the hike, he was dressed in a dark shirt, tan or brown slacks, khaki-coloured boots, and a black backpack. He might be wearing dark-coloured gloves and a beanie.

“Significant storms” passed across the high-elevation areas of Rocky Mountain National Park on Sunday afternoon, according to a park announcement.

On Monday, park rangers started utilizing aeroplanes, ground crews, and a heat-sensing plane in their search for Macaj.

The National Park Service Investigative Services Bureau’s tip line is 888-653-0009, and they may be reached online here. Anyone with information that may be of assistance, particularly anyone who saw Macaj or was in the vicinity of Longs Peak on Sunday, is asked to get in touch with them. Callers do not have to reveal their identity.

At 14,259 feet, Longs Peak is the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Every summer, thousands of hikers attempt to reach the top of the mountain via the treacherous Keyhole Route, which involves traversing sheer vertical rock walls, slender ledges, loose rocks, and high cliffs.

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