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Tag: Emmons Glacier

July
8th

Injured climber rescued Sunday evening on Mount Rainier

UPDATED AT 1:18 P.M.

A Canadian man was rescued high on Mount Rainier on Sunday evening after falling and suffering “multiple traumatic injuries,” Mount Rainier National Park announced this morning. The man was taken by Chinook helicopter to Madigan Army Medical Center.

Park spokeswoman Patti Wold identified the victim as Peter Almerling of British Columbia, reported The Associated Press. No additional details on Almerling were available.

According to the park statement, the man fell while descending at 13,500 feet above sea level on the Emmons Glacier. The incident was reported to Camp Schurman, where climbing rangers are stationed,

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June
4th

National Park Service will make changes based on review of the death of Mount Rainier climbing ranger Nick Hall


Read the National Park Service Report on accident that led to the death of Nick Hall.  

 

An pervasive level of comfort among climbing rangers working in dangerous conditions on Mount Rainier might have been a factor in the death of Nick Hall almost a year ago.

That is was one of the findings issued by a National Park Service board of review convened after the June 21, 2012, death of the 33-year-old climbing ranger.

Hall was one of four rangers rescuing four climbers from Texas. Each ranger was assisting a different climber when an Army Reserve Chinook

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July
5th

Nick Hall: Sunrise Road closed today during recovery attempt

The road to Sunrise will be closed today as climbing rangers attempt to recover the body of Nick Hall, their fallen colleague.

Hall died June 21 while assisting in the rescue of four injured climbers from Texas. Weather and avalanche conditions have prevented the recovery of his body for two weeks.  The park announced earlier this week they would attempt a recovery today.

The Sunrise area will be used as a staging ground for the mission. The park says “if feasible” the road will reopen after the recovery.