Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rangers to the rescue

Some of you may recall the recent feature on this blog about high ropes rescue training by our climbing rangers. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) those rangers had an opportunity to put that training into practice yesterday morning, as they rescued two climbers who had strayed off the route to Camp Muir and fallen over a steep slope. The climbers suffered hypothermia and other injuries, but are expected to recover.

These incidents don't always end well, so we're glad that this one did, and that our rangers were able to put their training to good use in saving a couple of lives.

Here's a link to an interview with Incident Commander Glenn Kessler on KIRO radio.

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