Two climbers stranded on a Summit County mountain for more than 24 hours are back on solid ground.
Rescuers reached the pair about 12:15 a.m. Thursday. The two were wet and cold, but did not appear to be injured. They were taken to a hospital to be checked out.
The hikers reportedly left Copper Mountain Tuesday, then became trapped on a steep incline -- 1,800 feet above Interstate 70 between Copper Mountain and Dillon.
Rescue officials said the pair had climbed down a rocky, drainage area that had iced over and couldn't get out.
Snow started falling late Wednesday, and the two weren't dressed for cold weather.
Rescuers had to hike through soft, chest-deep snow and up steep terrain before they could perform the technical, high-angle rescue.