LONGMIRE, Wash. (AP) — A man on a Mount Rainier day hike died Tuesday, and two companions were awaiting rescue after the group got caught in a blizzard, officials at the national park said.

The three spent Monday night and early Tuesday trapped on the Muir snowfield before one of the hikers reached Camp Muir, a staging area for climbers high on the volcano's flank. From there he directed rescuers to the other hikers, one of whom died at the camp.

A helicopter was standing by to bring the hikers off the mountain, but officials were waiting for the weather to break.