UPDATED AT 1:14 P.M. WEDNESDAY
A two-man search team has been battling snow, cold and wind today as they searched the route above Paradise to Panorama Point in hopes of finding four people stranded on Mount Rainier.
Travel was extremely difficult with the team sinking 2-3 feet into the snow with each step, said Patti Wold, park spokeswoman. Visibility was limited, winds were gusting up to 100 mph, and their tracks filled in behind them as they negotiated the deep snow.
Two climbers, an unnamed couple from Springfield, Ore., were expected to return to Paradise on …