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Nick Hall: Officials assessing danger threat before proceeding with recovery attempt

Incident commanders are trying to assess snow and ice conditions on the Emmons Glacier to determine if it is safe to attempt the recovery of the body of Mount Rainier National Park climbing ranger Nick Hall.

This morning’s conditions, sunny and little wind, are near ideal for a helicopter to attempt the recovery.

But the sun might also loosen snow, ice and rock above the spot where Hall’s body came to rest after falling 2,500 feet Thursday, threatening anyone on the ground.

Hall was in the middle of rescuing four Texas climbers when he fell. Officials are unsure, at this

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National Park Service director’s comment on death of Nick Hall

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis a short time ago released a statement about the death of Mount Rainier National Park climbing ranger Nick Hall.

“Nick Hall died while he carried out a climbing ranger’s greatest responsibility – saving lives,” Jarvis said. “That fact will give us comfort in the future, but not now. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nick’s family and our National Park Service family at Mount Rainier National Park. They bear too great a burden today, and we will do everything in our power to support them as they have been thrown into the depths

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