Swiss climber rescued from Mount McKinley

Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2001

DENALI NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- National Park Service rangers came to the aid of a Swiss climber in trouble on Mount McKinley, park officials said Sunday.

Park rangers sent a high-altitude helicopter to the camp at 14,200 feet Saturday night to fly Priska Landolt to a camp at 7,200 feet, where she can be flown off the mountain by private plane. Landolt was descending when she twisted her left knee and probably tore some ligaments.

Landolt is a member of the Glaronia-Swiss expedition, which is attempting the Muldrow Glacier Traverse route. The group began their trek May 12 at Wonder Lake on the north side of Denali National Park. The team did not reach the summit because of weather, but did successfully traverse the Alaska Range.

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