Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Solo Climber Stranded on Yukon's Mount Logan Rescued

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Solo Climber Stranded on Yukon's Mount Logan Rescued

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Solo climber stranded in Yukon rescued

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WHITEHORSE - A climber who was stranded on Canada's highest mountain following an earthquake in Yukon has reportedly been rescued.

Natalia Martinez, 37, of Argentina, began a solo climb on Mount Logan in Kluane National Park and Reserve on April 22. Two large earthquakes on Monday caused avalanches near her camp.

A message posted by ExpeNews on its website -- which is used by climbers, trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts to track their progress and location -- said Martinez was successfully rescued in a three-hour operation that ended at about 10:30 p.m. local time. (1 a.m. ET).

Parks Canada had said Thursday that bad weather was preventing a rescue attempt, but ExpeNews said a pilot with the charter service Icefield Discovery was in the area and noticed an improvement in the conditions. …

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