Stuck on Sarkofagen: Two hikers rescued by helicopter after getting trapped on peak


Two hikers trapped at the top of Sarkofagen just to the south of Longyearbyen were rescued by helicopter Tuesday afternoon, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

“They have gotten themselves stuck and cannot go up or down,” Police Chief Lt. Anders Haugerud told Svalbardposten.

A rescue helicopter was deployed to the mountaintop at about 2:30 p.m. when the hikers reported they were unable to climb up or down. The hikers are reportedly adequately clothed and not in danger.

The helicopter departed the mountain at about 3 p.m.