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Nick Hall: Memorial service planned at park this morning

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on June 29, 2012 at 7:00 am with No Comments »
June 29, 2012 7:02 am

A private memorial service will be held this morning at Paradise for climbing ranger Nick Hall, who died eight days ago after falling down Mount Rainier during a rescue.

The service is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center, and is expected to last about one hour.

Hall, 33, died June 21 after he fell 2,500 feet as he assisted with the rescue of four climbers who had fallen into a crevasse on the Emmons Glaicer. Snow, clouds, wind and poor mountain conditions have stymied attempts so far to reach Hall’s body, which is at 11,500 feet on the mountain’s northeast flank.

While the service is private, a Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System film crew from Joint Base Lewis McChord will provide live streaming of the service online. You can find the feed by clicking here.

The News Tribune also will have coverage online at this blog and our homepage.

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