Wednesday/ rescue on Mt Baker

Below is a still frame of a successful mountain rescue mission on Monday.  Four hikers got in trouble high up on Mt Baker, and had to shelter in a cave on Sunday night.

The rescue helicopter only had a 30 minute window of clear weather conditions.  Landing in the snow created tricky white-out conditions (churned- up snow powder), and the four hikers were the maximum load that could be accommodated by the helicopter.

This is near the summit of Mt Baker (elev. 10,781 ft/ 3,286 m), a frame from video taken by a border control aircraft circling above. The rescue helicopter is blowing up snow as it comes in for the landing. The hikers are the specks a little further to the left and down.

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