Incident commanders are trying to assess snow and ice conditions on the Emmons Glacier to determine if it is safe to attempt the recovery of the body of Mount Rainier National Park climbing ranger Nick Hall.
This morning’s conditions, sunny and little wind, are near ideal for a helicopter to attempt the recovery.
But the sun might also loosen snow, ice and rock above the spot where Hall’s body came to rest after falling 2,500 feet Thursday, threatening anyone on the ground.
Hall was in the middle of rescuing four Texas climbers when he fell. Officials are unsure, at this …