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Nick Hall: More rangers arrive at Mount Rainier

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on June 25, 2012 at 8:59 am with No Comments »
June 25, 2012 9:14 am

More rangers have arrived at Mount Rainier National Park to help with the recovery of the body of climbing ranger Nick Hall, who fell to his death during a rescue operation Thursday near the summit.

Nick Hall
Spokeswoman Jacqueline Ashwell said three rangers from Alaska’s Denali National Park are relieving rangers Monday at Camp Schurman, at about the 9,500-foot-level, where they have been waiting for a chance to retrieve the body of Nick Hall. Two rangers from parks in Colorado also have come to the park to help with the normal operation of the park.

Ashwell said about 3 feet of snow has fallen since Thursday’s accident, increasing the avalanche danger to high. Helicopters are standing by, but she said it may be midweek before anyone is able to reach Hall’s body.

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