Officials say two mountaineers experiencing high-altitude sickness were taken to a hospital in Anchorage after spending days in the wild
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two mountaineers experiencing high-altitude sickness were taken to a hospital in Anchorage after spending days in the wild, officials said Wednesday. Another was treated for minor frostbite injuries.
The three were part of a group eight clients and four guides in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. All 12 were removed Tuesday from Klutan Glacier, southeast of Mt. Bona.
The group were at the 14,000 feet (4,267.-meter) level when they contacted park officials Saturday for help for three ailing mountaineers, Alaska National Guard spokesperson Maj. Chelsea Aspelund said.
The group traveled down to the 10,000-foot (3,048-meter) level where a National Guard Chinook helicopter landed,
The initial plan was to only remove the three…
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