A 20-year-old unprepared Texan man was rescued by search and rescue crews after he became stranded on an ice field left by an avalanche this past winter on Mount Timpanogos, UT on Sunday, according to Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.
The team reached the man at about 11 am and managed to get the man back down the second highest mountain in the Wasatch at about 2:30 pm. The emergency call came in at 9 am, but lack of cell signal made it difficult for rescuers to precisely locate the man.
The man was “maybe not perfectly well prepared, but he did do important things right” to get rescued, Cannon tweeted.
Cannon said the man was most likely unfamiliar with the area and thought he was still on or near the trail when in reality he was far off from the trail when he was found, reported the Daily Herald.
“Snow will be on or around the Timp trail throughout the year,” Cannon said. “Having to cross snow is not uncommon at all. We’ll likely have several more calls this season.”