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Tag: Mount Rainier climbing accident


Seattle man dies while after falling into Mount Rainier crevasse

Here is a link to Craig Hill’s story that ran in today’s News Tribune.

Lee F. Adams, 52, of Seattle, is believed dead after he and three other climbers fell Tuesday into a crevasse while descending Mount Rainier on the Emmons Glacier.

According to Lee Taylor, spokeswoman at Mount Rainier National Park, the four were at 13,000 feet on the mountain’s northeast flank when the last of the climbers on the rope fell.

Climbing rangers dispatched to the summit by helicopter recovered Adams’s body from the crevasse and were waiting for the helicopter to return to transport the body

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