South Korean climber caught in Yosemite avalanche |

South Korean climber caught in Yosemite avalanche

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) ” A South Korean climber is stranded by an avalanche on the north face of Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome. Authorities say he is alive and they will attempt to lift him out by helicopter Tuesday morning.

Adrienne Freeman, a spokeswoman for the park’s search and rescue team, says the climber has been stranded since falling snow and ice separated him from his seven-person climbing party Monday afternoon.

Freeman says the experienced climber was well equipped and able to hunker down in his sleeping bag as temperatures dipped below freezing Tuesday morning.

The climber and a partner have two-way radios, but language barriers have prevented rescue crews from understanding the full nature of any injuries.

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