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Tag: Mount Rainier avalanche


Conditions slow search for missing climber

Searchers have so far failed to find an Olympia man believed to have died in an avalanche early Saturday morning on Mount Rainier.

Avalanche conditions improved enough this morning to allow two rescue rangers to look for 27-year-old Mark Wedeven, said park spokesman Kevin Bacher.

Rangers Glenn Kessler and Tom Payne are on the scene on the Ingraham Direct route.

“They have been searching slowly and methodically because of the avalanche conditions, but so dar they have not found anything,” Bacher said.

Park official are now looking at this as a recovery mission and not a rescue, as Wedeven is

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