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Nick Hall: Recovery attempts await better weather, next chance likely Monday

Attempts to recover the body of climbing ranger Nick Hall have been suspended until Monday at the soonest.

New snow, wind and dangerous conditions on the northeast face of Mount Rainier have prevented climbing rangers from reach Hall’s body.

“Monday will be the first break we get in the weather,” park superintendent Randy King said Friday.

There is snow in the forecast for the rest of weekend, followed by most sunny skies on Monday.

Hall’s body is at 11,300 feet on the Emmons Glacier. He died after falling 2,500 feet during a June 21 rescue of four climbers who had

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Nick Hall: Park operations begin return to normal

While the memorial service for climbing ranger Nick Hall was taking place at Paradise this morning, operations around Mount Rainier National Park resumed a normal pace.

The Sunrise area opened Friday morning for the first time this season. It was scheduled to open June 22, but those plans were scrapped following Hall’s accident.

The area will remain open for the rest of the season, said park superintendent Randy King. The area had been closed in case it was needed for use by helicopters involved in the recovery of Hall’s body. It is unlikely that will need to happen now, King

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Nick Hall: Honored at memorial service; recovery efforts on hold until Monday

More than 250 family, friends, coworkers and members of the climbing community gathered this morning to bid farewell to Nick Hall, the Mount Rainier climbing ranger who died June 21 during a rescue of four climbers who had fallen into a crevasse.

In a ceremony that blended a military-style formality with the informal remembrances from a brother and a friend, Hall was remembered for his passion for the outdoors, his quiet intensity and his remarkable climbing and rescue skills.

National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, also a former Mount Rainier National Park superintendent, described Hall as a hero, like those

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