- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Two Glacier National Park employees who fell near a cliff face above Avalanche Lake were rescued with the help of an itinerary they’d left behind.

Glacier spokeswoman Katelyn Liming says the women were hiking Sunday in a high alpine area with rock cliffs, waterfalls, and slippery surfaces when a storm arrived, reducing visibility.

Rescue workers spotted the employees late Monday after a search involving more than 40 park staff and volunteers. Air support was provided by Two Bear Air and the U.S. Forest Service.

A helicopter lifted the women out of the area Tuesday morning.

Liming said the search was aided by the two telling someone about their plans.

Both employees work for the Science and Resource Management Division. Liming said they were hiking with proper footwear, clothing and equipment.

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