2 hikers rescued from Colo.'s Quandary Peak

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Breckenridge, Colo. (AP) - Two hikers from Tennessee have been rescued from Quandary Peak after spending the night on a ledge of the 14,265-foot mountain.

Members of the volunteer Summit County Rescue Group reached the hikers Monday morning. Rescue crews say the two became disoriented when descending Sunday and settled on a ledge when they couldn't find a way down.

Family members who dropped the hikers at a trailhead called 911 when they didn't show up Sunday evening.

Rescuers lowered the hikers by rope to the bottom of cliffs. The two, who were uninjured, had extra water and food and several layers of warm clothing.

Their names weren't released.

Monday's rescue was the Summit County group's eighth on the central Colorado peak this year.
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