Helicopter rescue crews were busy over the weekend in Colorado’s high country with saves at the top of Mt. Bierstadt (14,065′) and Mt. Evans (14,265′). While calling in a rescue is always an option, we encourage anyone traveling into backcountry to take every possible precaution to avoid needing professional intervention.
There have a been a string of tragedies over the summer in Colorado and we hope that improved education and preparation can curtail the trend. If you are interested in staying safe while exploring high altitude place in Colorado we suggest you participate in Mountain Rescue Aspen’s “Peak Awareness “program.