Missing Climbers

Two climbers, one of them from Colorado, are still missing after leaving for Mount Foraker in Alaska two weeks ago.

36 year-old Sue Nott of Vail and 37 year old Karen McNeill of Canmore, Alberta, Canada, began their ascent May 14th.

They had told people at base camp they were going to complete the route up the 17,400 foot mountain in ten days.

The two are highly respected, experienced climbers.

Yesterday, an aerial search was launched, but National Park Service spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin says clouds were hampering the search and winds were strong at times.

Early yesterday, crews spotted a yellow bag and some clothes in the area where a ripped backpack, radio and sleeping bag were found Friday.

McLaughlin says the items were likely from a torn pack believed to have belonged to Nott.

Mount Foraker is located 12 miles southwest of Mount McKinley, North America's highest peak.


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