Monday, November 9, 2015

Rescue Last Night On The Loft Between Longs Peak And Mount Meeker

Late yesterday, November 8, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were notified by cell phone from a man indicating that he and his 13-year-old son needed assistance. They had summited Longs Peak via the Keyhole Route. They attempted to come down from the summit via Clark's Arrow. The two got off route descending from The Loft between Longs Peak and Mount Meeker.

Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue members reached them at 10:40 p.m. After assessing their condition and evacuation options, they assisted the two down The Loft reaching a backcountry shelter near Chasm Lake at 2:00 a.m. this morning, where they connected with other members of the park's Search and Rescue team. They stayed through the night and all began hiking out this morning. It is estimated they will reach the Longs Peak Trailhead at 10:30 a.m.

The two are from Loveland, Colorado. Because one is a juvenile, park staff will not be releasing their names.


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