YORK, Maine - Two women from Maine say they were one bad event from disaster during a terrifying ordeal in an ice storm atop a Colorado peak.
Thirty-two-year-old Connie Yang and 33-year-old Suzanne Turell, both of York, say they took advantage of a break in the storm atop the 14,200-foot Longs Peak. They managed to hike down a gully into a valley to escape the bad weather.
They describe their ordeal in a lengthy email.
After enduring their first night in potentially deadly freezing temperatures, they say they set their tent in the valley for a second night of uncontrollable shivering.
They reached a ranger station Friday and were ferried out of Rocky Mountain National Park on all-terrain vehicles.
The women thanked everyone who helped in their rescue.
The Associated Press