The Aspen Daily news is reporting the successful rescue of two stranded climbers from North Maroon Peak.
North Maroon Peak, part of the 14er club, boasts a long steep uphill to the exposed rocky peak. It is located in the Elk Mountains, 12 miles from Aspen.
Jennifer Kellogg and her daughter Alexandria had summited the peak earlier that day. During their descent the two became separated. Alexandria, climbing ahead of Jennifer, took a route leading her to a rock cropping called “the Gun Site.” Shortly after their separation Jennifer heard Alexandria’s cry for help and traversed the mountain until she could call 911 for help.
With the assistance of an Mountain Rescue Aspen climbers and a UH-60 Blackhawk from Gypsum, CO, Alexandria was successfully able to down climb to a safe location. In the mean time, Jennifer had also become stranded in a rocky area called Lost Remunda Basin. After Jennifer was extracted, the two were plucked out by the Blackhawk.
Stick together, folks.