Two Climbers Injured At RMNP
Rocky Mountain National Park rangers responded to an incident that occurred Tuesday afternoon above Emerald Lake. Two male climbers fell below Hallett Peak above the south side of Emerald Lake. They had been steep snow climbing. This area is roughly 2.5 miles from the Bear Lake Trailhead in a steep, rocky area.
Rangers were notified by cell phone of the fall around 2:15 p.m. The first rangers reached the two climbers at roughly 4:00 p.m. The extent of injuries are still being assessed, however they did not appear to be life threatening.
Twenty-five park staff were involved in this incident and Larimer County Search and Rescue is assisting park rangers. This rescue will involve a technical lowering, followed by a litter carry-out for both of the victims.
One of the injured parties is 40 years old the other is 15 years old. This was part of a family outing. The hometowns of the two are unknown at this time, but it is known they are both from Colorado.