Crews Try to Rescue Climber Stuck on Icy Ledge 13,000 Feet Up

A team of 28 rescuers using helicopters are trying to reach an inexperienced climber stranded on an icy ledge in Rocky Mountain National Park this afternoon.

The climber identified as Samuel Frappier, 19, became stranded in the "extremely precarious location" that is approximately 13,000 feet up on the edge of Longs Peak in the park, according to ABC News affiliate KMGH.

Park spokesman Kyle Patterson said that Frappier was descending from the summit of the mountain when he became stuck Tuesday afternoon. An initial rescue team began an effort to extract him Tuesday night.

If the weather allows, helicopters will attempt to rescue Frappier today. The park said he has no technical climbing equipment and is inexperienced. He is stuck in significant snow and ice and was not prepared to spend the night, Patterson told KMGH.

The rescue team has been communicating with Frappier via cell phone.

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