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Search for missing climber called off

Dangerous avalanche conditions, worsened by new snow overnight, have led Mount Rainier National Park officials to call of the search for the body of Mark Wedeven. The 29-year-old Olympia man has been missing since he was swept away by a large avalanche Saturday morning.
“We haven’t had a chance to do much searching on the mountain because avalanche conditions are so bad,” said park spokesman Kevin Bacher.

“Given that, and that it’s a recovery situation and not a rescue, there isn’t any sense putting people at risk,” he added.

Climbing rangers Glenn Kessler and Tom Payne spent about two

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