Chuck Young, chief ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, today released this report of a rescue on the upper mountain on Sunday:
On the afternoon of Sunday, July 24, park dispatch received an emergency personal locator beacon signal from a party climbing high on the Kautz Glacier route on Mount Rainier. After determining the location of the signal, climbing rangers from Camp Muir responded on foot to find a visitor with a probable fractured tibia/fibula. The climber was injured after hitting a rock while “glissading” down a steep snow slope.
A team of ten rescuers worked throughout the night to