U.S. guide falls to his death while skiing in Chile

SANTIAGO – Caleb Ladue, a guide for Rainier Mountaineering Inc., died Sunday after falling into a crevasse while skiing with friends in Chile.

Ladue, an Ivy League educated 25-year-old from Vermont, reportedly fell 160 feet into a crevasse on a 17,050-foot peak in the Andes. The five friends Ladue was with recovered his body, the BioBio reported.

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Ladue earned a neuroscience degree from Dartmouth, where he started his guiding career. He enjoyed “looking for the next adventure” and “pushing his personal limits” according to his biography on rmiguides.com. He grew up skiing and hiking in the Green Mountains and Adirondacks.

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He was a certified skiing, mountaineering and rock climbing guide.