Courtesy of Clear Creek County Alpine Rescue Team Rescuers take a moment after saving a ham radio operator on Sunday, May 17, during whiteout conditions on Mt. Flora above Berthoud Pass.
On Sunday, May 17, Grand County earch and Rescue helped 59-year-old Littleton resident, Brad Bylund, off of Mount Flora above Berthoud Pass.
Mr Bylund is a “Ham” — a common nickname for amateur radio enthusiast — who enjoys his hobby by summiting a peak and seeing who he can reach with his radio via the Colorado Connection Repeaters ham radio network. His intended destination was Mount Flora, on snowshoes, according to CGSAR.
The initial call came just before noon for a subject stranded in a whiteout, with GPS coordinates that put him barely into Clear Creek county at 12,600 feet southeast of the summit of Mt. Flora. While GCSAR was responding, the Clear Creek sheriff also responded and paged Alpine Rescue Team, headquartered in Evergreen…
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