Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Late last night, Rocky Mountain National Park staff were notified that a group of ten people were requesting assistance on Kiener's Route on Longs Peak. The group consists of a variety of military personnel affiliated with Fort Carson. This group was involved in a climbing training. A few members reported having some degree of distress and were having difficulty continuing up the route. The group was not planning to over-night in the area. The group continues to self-rescue by assisting each other to climb to the summit of Longs Peak.
Park rangers are planning evacuation efforts from the summit of Longs Peak via helicopter, weather and conditions permitting. Rangers are also planning to assist the group to the summit, if needed.There are forty-three park personnel affiliated with this incident. Helicopter operations have taken place within the last hour to help with reconnaissance efforts.
Last updated: June 3, 2016