Charlotte Fox, one of the members who survived the tragic Everest expedition chronicled in John Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air, is dead after falling from the stairs of her Telluride home reports the Aspen Times.
Fox appears to have lost her footing and fallen down a staircase sometime on Thursday last week. People who were staying with the 61 year-old climbing legend discovered her on the ground beneath the stairs on Thursday evening after returning from Telluride Mountainfilm.
The San Miguel County coroner has yet to issue an official cause of death.
Fox not only summited Everest and survived one of the deadliest days in the mountain’s history. She also climbed the tallest mountains on every continent otherwise known as the Seven Summits. A ski patroller in Aspen and Telluride as well as a board member on the Access Fun and American Alpine Club, Fox was an institution in the climbing community and will be greatly missed.
*Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s friends and family
Find the entire Aspen Times article here: Former Aspen climber Charlotte Fox, survivor of Mount Everest disaster, dies in home accident, friends say