10 soldiers evacuated from Rocky Mountain peak
( CNN) Ten soldiers was necessary to expend the night on Longs Peak in Colorado were plucked off the mountain Friday in a helicopter salvage, Rocky Mountain National Park agents said.
The soldiers are part of the Army’s 10 th Special Troops Group out of Fort Carson,
a U.S. military bureaucrat said. Some of the soldiers got altitude sickness, the official said.
The park staff learned Thursday night that some of those ascending the 14,259 -foot peak via Kiener’s Route were experiencing “distress” and needed assistance, National Park Service ranger Mark Pita said at a press conference. He didn’t say what effected their problem for the soldiers, who were involved in a clambering exercise.