Black Bear Attacks Near Aspen

Bear attacks sleeping climber near Maroon Bells in Aspen Colorado | Real Aspen | Roaring Fork Valley News, Guides, and Information:

“The bear lingered around the campsite after the attack, despite many efforts to scare it away,” Borst said.

The two other climbers in the group controlled the bleeding with first aid supplies they had with them. They also activated an emergency transmission from a GPS transmitter before fleeing their campsite at Minnehaha Gulch.

The man was able to hike out under his own power, authorities said, and was taken to Aspen Valley Hospital where he is awaiting surgery.

It was the second such attack in fewer than 24 hours.

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