Five hikers were rescued this weekend after an attempt to ascend Mount Edgecumbe in Sitka didn’t go as planned. The unexpected obstacles they faced were met with quick decisions a touch of good humor. Though they didn’t make it to the top of the volcano, they made it down safely, with their inflatable unicorn rafts intact.
The skies cleared Tuesday morning, allowing Juneau Mountain Rescue volunteers to continue the search for two climbers missing since last week. A Juneau Mountain Rescue team took off shortly after 10 a.m. and will search as long as they can.
The search continues for two missing climbers who did not return from their ascent of the Mendenhall Towers last week. Winter weather has made it difficult for rescuers to search for Ryan Johnson of Juneau and Marc-Andre Leclerc of British Columbia on the Mendenhall Ice Field.