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 …