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Nick Hall: High winds halt recovery effort

UPDATE, 3:40 P.M.: Attemtps to recover the body of Mount Rainier National Park climbing ranger Nick Hall have been suspended for today.

High winds made flying conditions too dangerous, according to park officials.

Wind measurements at Camp Muir, on the south side of the mountain at 10,188 feet, shows speeds have varied between 47-55 mph this afternoon, with gusts reaching as high as 70 mph.

Hall’s body is at about 11,500 feet on the northeast side of the mountain.

UPDATE, 1 P.M.: High winds are putting the recovery effort on Mount Rainier on hold.

“We’re waiting to see if the

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