On July 16, North Cascades National Park officials received notice of a SPOT beacon emergency alert from near the northern Picket Range.
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The beacon was registered to a man who had a week-long backcountry permit in the area for a party of two.
Two rangers responded aboard a search and rescue helicopter, contracted from HiLine Helicopters, to investigate. The two climbers with the beacon were quickly found by the helicopter team, but at a location with no landing site nearby. The climbers clearly indicated over and over that they were