Survival Weekly – 6/1/14


Rocky Mountain National Park (CO)
Teenage Visitor Rescued From Ledge On Longs Peak

Samuel Frappier, a 19-year-old visitor from Quebec, was ascending Longs Peak with a friend on Tuesday when they became separated. As Frappier attempted to descend, he got himself stranded in an extremely precarious location on Broadway Ledge and called for help.

Although Frappier was reported to be fit, he had no technical climbing equipment and no experience as a mountaineer. He was also unprepared for a night on the mountain in snow and ice and near freezing temperatures.

A rescue operation was immediately launched. The park’s SAR team was joined in the effort by Rocky Mountain Rescue and a Teton Interagency helicopter. Nearly 30 people were committed to the operation.

Frappier was helped off the ledge, flown to an LZ in Upper Beaver Meadows, and taken to Estes Park Medical Center.

For additional details, see the news story and a minute-long video at the link below.

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Updated: All six presumed dead:

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Missing rafter –

Stranded climbers rescued –

Stranded and injured hikers rescued –

Rafters capsize and rescued –

Skiers rescued after triggering avalanche –

Missing hikers rescued after night out –

Injured hiker rescued –

Missing ATV rider located –

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