​​Search Continues for Trail Runner Missing for Over a Week in Rocky Mountain National Park

Chad Pallansch, Searchers Look for Missing Trail Runner in Rocky Mountains National Park
Chad Pallansch.Picture:

Nationwide Park Service

The seek for the path runner who went lacking over every week in the past in Rocky Mountain Nationwide Park remains to be in progress. 

On Thursday, the Nationwide Park Service shared that the seek for 49-year-old Chad Pallansch is ongoing, however has been impacted by harsh climate situations, “together with snow, ice and wind at excessive elevations.”

“Helicopter flights are occurring at this time for aerial reconnaissance and to substantiate appropriate touchdown zones to insert groups within the subject starting tomorrow. Climate and assets allowing, floor searchers and canine groups shall be flown to a number of places,” they wrote within the newest information launch.

Search efforts will proceed on Friday, in keeping with CBS Colorado.

Search continues for Chad Pallansch in Rocky Mountain National Park
Search efforts.

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On September 28, Chad Pallansch, 49, from Colorado, was reported lacking after his car situated on the North Inlet Trailhead on the west aspect of the park was discovered by park rangers, in keeping with a information launch from the Nationwide Park Service (NPS). His automotive was subsequently discovered parked at a trailhead on the west aspect of the park.

He was final heard from round midday yesterday when a textual content message “indicated he was nearly to the summit of Mount Alice.”

Pallansch is described by officers as an “skilled” path runner who launched into a 28-mile journey that began from the East Inlet Trailhead close to Grand Lake and consisted of crossing the Continental Divide and “off-trail journey by way of steep talus slopes.”

Chad Pallansch, Searchers Look for Missing Trail Runner in Rocky Mountains National Park
Chad Pallansch.

Nationwide Park Service

Though he had expertise in working by way of many routes within the space, he had by no means taken the one he did on Sept. 28, NPS officers mentioned.

Pallansch is 5 ‘7,” 155 kilos and is probably going sporting a black ultralight jacket, a grey fanny pack and black working shorts or leggings. He additionally had a private navigation with him that wasn’t set for emergency functions. 

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