A Special Forces Troops training exercise turned into a rescue mission after ten military personnel had to be airlifted off a peak in Rocky Mountain National Park Friday, NBC News reported.
A group of 11 people from Fort Carson planned to climb Kiener’s Route on Colorado's Longs Peak on Thursday, but some had trouble “on the upper part of the route,” a ranger said.
The 11 people had to stay on the mountain overnight, but were able to descend by morning to a summit, the ranger said. A helicopter rescued ten of the climbers Friday afternoon after they called for help. One person hiked down on their own.
Information originally circulated that the group was missing, but they never were.