Colorado Woman Describes Mountain Rescue Involving 22 Members of the Alpine Rescue Team

Colorado Woman Describes Mountain Rescue Involving 22 Members of the Alpine Rescue Team

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Colorado Woman Describes Mountain Rescue Involving 22 Members of the Alpine Rescue Team

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“It wasn’t easy to get to, so the fact they got to me that quickly and could get me out of there and on a helicopter out of there to the hospital was just critical. I’m very, very grateful to them.” –Kelly Brown

Harrowing tale from an experienced Colorado climber who missed a step and ended up tumbling down 25 feet of jagged rock on Mt. Bancroft and required a rescue effort spanning 6 hours, including 22 members of the Alpine Rescue Team. Fortunately, Kelly’s climbing party was prepared for emergencies and handled the situation well until the cavalry arrived.  Also Kelly was wearing a climbing helmet at the time of the fall and judging the pictures she shared of it, she would have been in much rougher shape had she been without it:

“With how I fell, to walk away with just this is fortunate. It could have gone ten different ways. All of our checks and balances were in place, and we really needed all of them to survive that situation.”

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