Six Irish Men Rescued From Sweden’s Highest Mountain After Being Stranded For More Than 10 Hours

They got into difficulty while descending from the peak of Kebnekaise at around 9:30 last night.

Most of the group weren’t experienced hikers and some were wearing shorts and t-shirts.

The men were rescued just before 8 o’clock this morning when conditions allowed a helicopter to find them – and are safe and well.

Rickard Svedjesten, president of Sweden’s Mountain Rescue Organisation, says the conditions overnight were very tough:

“It was minus 10 degrees cold and windy and cloudy as well so they did a really good job to keep the heat up in the body, and so on, until this morning.”


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