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Tag: Muir Snowfield


Hiker warning: Crevasses open up on Muir Snowfield

People planning to do the day hike to Camp Muir, or are headed there as they attempt to summit Mount Rainier, should take heed of a warning posted by park rangers.

Be advised that the crevasses on the Muir Snowfield are beginning to open up and pose a hazard to travelers on the snowfield. These crevasses open up every year as the snow melts off, and are deep enough to fall into, cause injury, or be unable to attract help from within. The “bootpack” on the snowfield generally manages to avoid the areas with crevasses, but the “glissade paths” may

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Rescues, gunshot reports keep Mount Rainier staff busy on July 21

A number of incidents on July 21 had staffers at Mount Rainier National Park busy, according to a report released this morning.

It began when a 42-year old man who had taken a short fall near the Disappointment Cleaver walked into the Camp Muir high camp in mid-afternoon seeking help from the climbing rangers. They immediately provided care and organized a litter evacuation of the climber down the Muir Snowfield.

Fifteen minutes later, park dispatch received a 911 call from a concerned parent who reported that her 16-year-old son was climbing with a church group on the Muir Snowfield

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