June 5, 2022
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Hiker with altitude sickness rescued from Green Mountain West Ridge Trail
Boulder County, Colo. - On Sunday, June 4, 2022 at approximately 12:53 p.m., Boulder County Communications was notified of a hiker who was experiencing signs and symptoms consistent with altitude sickness, in the area of the Green Mountain West Ridge Trail at approximately the 5 mile marker of Flagstaff Road.
The 62-year-old female, who had just arrived from sea level, was hiking back down from the top of Green Mountain when she began experiencing signs and symptoms consistent with altitude sickness. As a result, she became fatigued and unable to continue walking out. A member of her hiking group was able to call 911 for assistance. Mountain View Fire Protection District, along with Rangers from the City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks were able to quickly access the sick female and provided medical care. As the female was unable to walk out, she was packaged in a litter and a technical evacuation was conducted by Rescuers from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and Firefighters from Mountain View Fire Protection District. The female was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital for further evaluation and care.
Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks Rangers, Mountain View Fire Protection District, and Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.
The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #22 – 02577.
/s/ Ryan Singer, Emergency Service Coordinator