Matthew Bunker, a hiker from Seattle, was reported as missing by his climbing partner at 3 p.m. PT on Saturday. He was near a steep area known for avalanches and rockfalls.
Vincent Djie was reported missing June 19 after last been seen in hiking the Van Trump Trail toward Mildred Point in the park.
Djie is a student from Indonesia living in Seattle, the NPS said. The agency said it is coordinating with rescue groups, Djie’s family, and the Indonesian Consulate in San Francisco on this search.
The NPS has not requested any public assistance as its teams search for the three men due to hazardous conditions in the area.
The NPS said it is unable to deploy a search on-foot to the area due to weather.
“The terrain below where Bunker went missing is near the location of the Liberty Ridge tragedy that claimed the lives of six climbers in 2014. It is very steep, terminates in cliffs, and is known for frequent avalanches and active rockfall,” NPS said in its press release. “This, combined with the broken surface of the Carbon Glacier, will prevent the deployment of ground teams in this search.”
Helicopter searches in the Liberty Ridge area will resume “early next week” when weather is predicted to be more stable, the agency said.