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Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

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Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby summit21 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:42 pm

KRDO is reporting a rescue is underway with heli support and mountain rescue....
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Re: Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby SilverLynx » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:46 pm

Hoping for a good outcome. <3
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Re: Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby jdorje » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:53 pm

Wow. Praying for success.

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Re: Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby summit21 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:54 pm

Was in the Sawatch today and had clouds all day. Thought of going for the triple with Mizzou, Bel-Ox, but just got Mizzou, didn't trust the weather and a late start. Hopefully everything turns out Okay on Capitol.
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Re: Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby dcbates80911 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:07 pm

Update on KRDO's Facebook page says the person is suffering from hypothermia and they are waiting for weather to clear for a Blackhawk to help extract.
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Re: Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby rking007 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:31 pm

Man, not the best peak to be hypothermic on... :shock: Praying for all involved! Get warm and come home safely!
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Re: Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby dcbates80911 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:44 pm

Update just posted on KRDO Facebook page. Extraction complete and hiker on the way to hospital suffering from hypothermia.
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Re: Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby rking007 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:48 pm

Well all right! Thank you SAR, you guys are the best! =D> Get well soon, whoever this is.
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Re: Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby Cookiehiker » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:15 pm

Not a mountain you want to get stuck on and not be able to safely get down from. Glad to hear of the successful rescue and prayers for a good recovery for the subject rescued!

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Re: Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby cheeseburglar » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:28 pm

I'm curious to hear what happened.
Seemed like a lot of years went by and there weren't any incidents on Capitol, and now two this year.
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Re: Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby dcbates80911 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:04 am

There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

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Re: Capitol Peak Rescue at 14,000ft?

Postby rescuemonkey » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:01 am

We were on Capitol yesterday (Friday). First ones up and second down, everyone we passed seemed to be doing ok. There was a small plane flying around the area around 9:30 as we were recrossing the knife edge. Im curious which person it was and exactly what time it happened. It was cloudy the whole morning, then the sun broke for a while in the afternoon as we were walking out. Hope they are ok.

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