Yesterday I posted a story of a missing climber who made a cell phone call for help before the signal cut out. I read a small blurb that said he was found, but I lost the link. I’ll update this post if I find more solid information.
Another story that broke overnight was two missing climbers that were attempting the Snow Creek (pictured above) climb up the north face of San Jacinto. Their last footprints were at 8,000 feet.
It is unclear how authorities were alerted to the situation, but rescuers were sent up the route early this morning. The climbers were found around 10:30 a.m. Their condition is not known.
A chopper is being brought in rescue the climbers. For those of you unfamiliar with Snow Creek, it is one of the steepest, tallest and treacherous winter climbs in Southern California.
Interestingly enough, a couple climbers I met on the mountain were planning on doing Snow Creek on Sunday. I wonder if they were the ones caught on the route.
You can read that story here.