- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park rangers and others helped eight climbers in two separate groups who became stranded while descending Grand Teton Mountain.

No one was hurt, but four were taken off the mountain by helicopter because they were judged too physically weak to get down on their own.

The rescue occurred Sunday after rangers received a call for help about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, saying 10 climbers were stranded in the Stettner Couloir.

Two climbers managed to hike to a safer area about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, but the rest needed help down from the couloir after several became fatigued and hypothermic.

After reaching a rescue hut, four were flown out at 3 p.m. Sunday while the others hiked to the Jackson Hole Valley floor on their own.


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