A technical rescue crew retrieved two hikers who were reported to be stuck in cliffs west of Snoqualmie Pass, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.

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A technical rescue crew rescued two hikers Friday who were stuck in cliffs west of Snoqualmie Pass, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.

Searchers first confirmed voice contact with the pair, a father and son from Germany, and then found them hours later, the office said. The two were southwest of Little Kulla Kulla Lake.

Henning and Paul Braess are experienced hikers but were unfamiliar with the area, the Sheriff’s Office said. They went on a day hike Thursday and did not return.

“They are both OK and headed to the hospital for routine medical treatment, but mostly just for being cold and exposed to the snow overnight,” spokesman Sgt. B.J. Myers said soon after the rescue.

Their rental car had been found at the Mason Lake/Ira Spring trailhead.

They were believed to be hiking near Mount Defiance, where temperatures are in the 30s with snow reported in the search areas.