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Tag: Missing climbers

Sep.
10th

Body found on Mount Rainier identified as Michelle Trojanowski

UPDATED AT 1:52 P.M.

A spokesman for the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said this afternoon that the body of a woman found Friday on Mount Rainier is that of Michelle Trojanowski.

The 30-year-old Atlanta resident was reported missing Jan. 15 after she and Mark Vucich, a 37-year-old resident of Agoura Hills, Calif., failed to return from was originally called a planned snow camping trip on the Muir Snowfield.

Trojanowski’s body was discovered Thursday by a helicopter crew on a supply flight to Camp Muir. Her body was hanging over the edge of a large crevasse on Paradise

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Aug.
8th

Body found at Mount Rainier identified as Mark Vucich

UPDATED 1:34 P.M.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body recovered Tuesday from Mount Rainier as that of Mark Vucich. The cause of death has not been determined.

The 37-year-old resident of Agoura Hills, Calif., and Michelle Trojanowski, 30 of Atlanta, were reported missing Jan. 15 after they failed to return from a planned snow camping trip on the Muir Snowfield.

Also going missing at the same time were climbers Sork “Eric” Yang of Springfield, Ore., and Seol Hee Jin of Korea, both 52.

While the four began their adventures in good weather conditions, a

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Jan.
17th

Four people overdue on Mount Rainier; believed to be waiting out the weather

UPDATED AT 1:14 P.M. WEDNESDAY

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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

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