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.

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