CNN.com has posted an update on the stranded climbers I posted about earlier today. It seems that rescue teams have reached their location and found them, and will now begin the process of assisting them off the mountain.
Great news! It looks like we’ll avoid the tragedy of December, and it can’t be stressed enough that these climbers were carrying plenty of survival gear, including warm clothing, sleeping bags, and emergency beacons. Those things may have saved their lives, and had the December climbers had them, it might have made a difference as well.
Continue to keep your fingers crossed until they are down, but things are looking good at this point.
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