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Climbers Stranded on Remote Alaska Glacier

A group of Alaskan climbers have been stranded on Knik Glacier for nearly a week because of extreme weather conditions.

Two men and one woman were dropped off on April 3 and expected out two days later, according to a release from the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, but weather has delayed pick up.

The climber’s tent was damaged by wind, forcing them to build a snow cave.

They’re stuck at 2,500 metres on the glacier with almost no gear and little food. Their skis, tent and climbing gear has all been swept away by the storm. Luckily they have a stove and some fuel.

Luckily, the climbers have a satellite inReach device and contacted a friend who told authorities.

At least eight attempts to reach the climbers just south of Marcus Baker glacier have failed. There was one attempt to drop a team that would climb on foot to reach the group.

Conditions diminished  as they made attempts to drop food, shelter and and other supplies by parachute. The group is cold and tired, but doing alright, for now.

We will update the story as more stories become available.

The Knik Glacier area with Mount Marcus. Photo Knik Glacier
The Knik Glacier area with Mount Marcus Baker. Photo Knik Glacier