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.
- Karakoram Climbing Season will be a Long and Difficult One - June 22, 2021
- A Hiker Had to be Rescued Just 3 Miles into an Epic Long-Distance Trek - June 17, 2021
- Journey from California to Hawaii Becomes a Nightmare for Kayaker - June 10, 2021