Mount Whitney

Missing Mount Whitney hiker found alive

A Texas man was found alive in Mount Whitney Sunday, two days after he was reported missing by his hiking partner.

Edward Lee Alderman, a 33-year-old Austin man, was successfully located and rescued Sunday a few miles west of the mountain summit.

Despite injuries, fatigue and “sub-freezing temperatures,” said a release from Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Alderman was found alert and in good condition. He was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.

He was first reported missing Friday by his hiking partner, who said they separated the day before right as they were approaching Mount Whitney’s summit. The search, however, was encumbered by a late-winter storm that made ground search difficult.

Source SFG gate

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