Rescue mission underway for ten Colorado military personnel

Fort Carson military personnel awaiting rescue on the summit of Long Peaks (Screenshot from KVDR helicopter footage)

A rescue mission has been launched for ten Fort Carson military personnel who have been stranded in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

According to the Colorado Division of the Fire Prevention and Control, the service members are located on Long Peaks- one of the tallest summits in the park.

The service members requested assistance last night on Long Peak’s Kiener’s route, which is not a hiking route and requires rock and ice climbing.

The Rocky Mountain National Park said some of the personnel were have difficulty with the climb training, according to KVDR.

Long Peak's Keiner's Route (
Long Peak’s Kiener’s Route (

Park rangers are planning an evacuation which includes forty three park personnel and helicopters.

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