Rescue on El Capitan

El Cap rescue 2

Initially, the team flew a helicopter to the top to ascertain the climber's injury.  When it was determined that a dangerous lift from the cliff was not needed, Ranger Chris Bellino lowered 1200 feet down to the injured climber, moved him into a litter and than proceeded to make the long lower to the ground. 

Tom Evans, the El Capitan watch dog, snapped great pictures of the team at work. 

Rescue 1

His website, The El Cap Report, is a great resource to find out about the latest news on El Capitan and in the world of Yosemite climbing.

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