Close banner

Support Outside Online

Love Outside?

Help fund our award-winning journalism with a contribution today.

Contribute to Outside

Nat'l Guard Blackhawk Rescues CO Hikers

Pair trapped at 14,000 ft. on Quandary Peak

A Blackhawk helicopter from the National Guard landed on Colorado's 14,226-foot Quandary Peak on Sunday morning to rescue two experienced climbers who were stranded near the mountain's summit. A friend of the pair called Summit County's search and rescue team on Saturday afternoon after they failed to report back. The team made contact with the pair early Sunday morning. The Blackhawk, which is designed to operate at high altitude, landed on Quandary Peak's summit shortly thereafter and carried the climbers and the search and rescue team to safety. It is the first time a Blackhawk has been involved in a rescue on the mountain.

Read more at Summit County Citizen's Voice

Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News