Pulled from the snow

The state Department of Environmental Conservation posted this video clip of the helicopter rescue of the two hikers from Niskayuna who got lost in the snow near the summit of Algonquin in the Adirondacks. It gives a sense of the conditions up there.

Also: Be sure to read Ned Campbell's article in the Daily Gazette about the rescue -- he talked with one of the hikers, and some of the details are intense.

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Weather in the Adirondacks can change in minutes, especially at 5,000 ft. Always wear/bring the proper gear (link below) and never ever wear cotton.
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28708.html

The best weather resource for the ADKS:
http://www.weather.gov/btv/

Some seriously good advice on surviving if you get caught in a storm: http://www.safebee.com/outdoors/how-survive-blizzard-if-youre-caught-outside

Great news! Thanks to the search and rescue team's effort. They are amazing!

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