Steve Beare Veteran, Colorado Police Officer Missing in Russia

By Faye Higbee

Steven Beare has gone missing while on an expedition to the summit of Mt Elbrus. He is a Police Officer with the town of Littleton, Colorado, and a National Guard veteran.  He’s also an avid mountain climber with the goal of climbing the 7 highest peaks in the world, one of which is Mt Elbrus. But something has gone wrong in his climb in Russia, as a massive blizzard hit the mountain and blocked his location.

Steve was confirmed alive on June 17, when he tried to reach his family. A private rescue team has been summonsed to go in by helicopter if they can reach the mountain in the current weather conditions.

The Colorado Police Foundation posted this:

Steven Scott Beare is a Colorado police officer with the Littleton Police Department.   Steven has gone missing during an expedition to climb Mt Elbrus.  Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world.   Mt Elbrus is located in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the border with Georgia.  Steven is married and his wife is 11 weeks pregnant.  They have a 20-month-old son, and 3 loving puppies who miss him very much.

 Steven was confirmed missing on Mt Elbrus in Russia while climbing when he did not check back in at his check-in point on June 16th.  He has extensive training on mountaineering and cold weather. He is an avid mountain climber and his goal is to summit the seven world summits. Mount Elbrus is one of them.  Steven was confirmed alive as of the June 17th when he attempted phone calls from the mountain. His exact location was unknown due to a severe blizzard on the mountain. 

Steven’s family and friends are working with professional climber Don Bowie organizing a private search team of highly trained and experienced mountain climbers/rescuers.  He is a professional high-altitude climber from Alberta, Canada who has extensive experience at mountain search and rescue.  Mr. Bowie will be the team leader of this highly trained and experienced mountain rescue team, and he is currently working on hiring helicopters necessary for the search/rescue.