Hiker told rescuers she was lost and unprepared to spend Colorado Peaks at nightThey told her to stay still for the night.
The hiker used a Garmin InReach location device to signal for help around 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office. A 24-year-old woman from Castle said she got lost on the peak and needed help, she reported.
“We learned that the subject had planned to cross from the Castle Peak area to Conndrum Hot Springs, but had lost his route in the dark,” an agent said in a Sept. 27 news release. rice field. “Subject was concerned that depending on the weather, she would be on the precipice and not fully prepared to spend the night.”
Rescuers determined that the expected terrain, nighttime, and weather conditions would keep hikers safe overnight. Officials said the hikers were also well equipped to survive the night.
“[Rescue workers]advised the subject to stay crouched for the night and prepare for re-evaluation in the morning,” the agent said.
In the morning, a rescue team contacted the hikers and gave them route information. Hikers followed the route and went down the mountain.
There were no lifeguards at the scene. The agent did not disclose the hiker’s name or condition.
“Mountain Rescue Aspen wants to remind backcountry users to know their intended route well, be aware of the time required to complete the route, and be properly equipped for inclement weather. ‘ said the official.
Castle Peak Trekking 12.3 miles round trip trail. 14,274 feet peak Near Aspen. According to his AllTrails hiking website, this is considered difficult and typically takes nearly nine hours to complete.
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