- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen volunteers had a busy Monday as they rescued four hikers from two nearby 14,000-foot peaks.

The Aspen Times reports (https://bit.ly/2begtKO ) that a crew with Mountain Rescue Aspen had already been out of the backcountry for about 45 minutes looking for hikers below the North Maroon summit, which is close to Crested Butte, when they received another call about two hikers stranded on Capitol Peak, near Old Snowmass.

More crews were dispatched and a woman from Michigan and a man from Longmont were brought safely down from Capitol Peak.

The identities and hometowns of the two men from North Maroon have not been released, but they also were safely retrieved from the mountain.


Information from: The Aspen Times, https://www.aspentimes.com/

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