An ecstatic New Mexico couple who got engaged on top of Sandia Peak had to curtail their celebrations after getting stuck for hours because of high winds.

KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports (http://goo.gl/mVqiPA ) that Arthur Edelhoff and Lindsay Duncan of Corrales took the tram up the mountaintop early Sunday evening.

After taking happy engagement photos, the couple were told that they had to wait for the 40-mph wind to die down before they could return.

Jay Blackwood, the assistant manager of the Sandia Peak Tram, says around 140 people were stranded for about four hours.

Edelhoff says they didn't get off the mountain until 10:30 p.m.

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Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com