Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg Rescued From Aiguille du Midi

Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg were rescued from the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix Saturday after the weather deteriorated. On his website, Jornet posted a detailed explanation of what went wrong:

I was making a run to the north face of the Aiguille de Midi, the Frendo spur track, one that I had previously done very light. It was a good time to leave well before the bad weather and we had climbing equipment (ice and rock) necessary. I was short-sighted to think that there would be warmer temperatures and not to take more jackets. In the last rocky ledge we lost a lot of time taking the wrong route. At 50 meters from the summit of the Aiguille de Midi, the weather degenerated quickly and continued to do so, it could haven endangered myself and company. I decided to call the PGHM. It is the PGHM who got us to the top of the Needle, no more worries, we were a little cold.

A guide and rescue personal has voiced his anger at people going up the mountain without the proper equipment despite requests.

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