One of two climbers who had been stranded on the slopes of Mt. Shasta since Saturday have been located, while the search for the second man continues.
At around 4 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 26 year old Mark Thomas of Berkley was located by Search and Rescue about two miles from Military Pass Road, said Susan Gravenkamp, spokesperson for the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department.
Two US Forest Service Rangers on snowmobiles tried to ski to rescue the two men, but were stopped by the high winds in the area, Gravenkamp said. Around 4 p.m., the two rangers came across some foot prints and were able to locate Thomas, who had walked to within two miles of the search base on Military Pass Road.
Thomas, who is reported to be in good condition aside from some frostbite to his fingers, was given a ride to the base camp and is currently talking with searchers to pinpoint the location of his friend, 26 year old Thomas Bennett of Oakland, who remains on the mountain.