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Tag: Nick Hall

June
30th

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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June
29th

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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June
29th

Nick Hall: Memorial service planned at park this morning

A private memorial service will be held this morning at Paradise for climbing ranger Nick Hall, who died eight days ago after falling down Mount Rainier during a rescue.

The service is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center, and is expected to last about one hour.

Hall, 33, died June 21 after he fell 2,500 feet as he assisted with the rescue of four climbers who had fallen into a crevasse on the Emmons Glaicer. Snow, clouds, wind and poor mountain conditions have stymied attempts so far to reach Hall’s body, which

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June
28th

Nick Hall: Three flags at half staff at Glacier National Park in honor of Rainier ranger

I spent today at Glacier National Park in Montana where the rangers are wearing black bands on their badges in honor of Mount Rainier National Park climbing ranger Nick Hall. Hall died last week when he fell on the Emmons Glacier while working to save four climbers from Texas.

While all national parks are flying flags at half staff and wearing black bands on ranger badges, at Glacier three different flags are flying at half staff. The United States, Canada and Blackfeet Nation flags all are at half staff in honor of Hall. Glacier National Park borders the Blackfeet Indian

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June
28th

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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June
27th

Nick Hall: Family says ranger loved the outdoors and loved Rainier

Their faith and understanding of Nick Hall’s passion for the outdoors is helping sustain his family as they deal with his death after falling during a rescue on the mountain.

“One of Nick’s goals was full-time, year-round outdoor recreation employment. Mount Rainier helped make that happen,” said Aaron Hall, the climbing ranger’s brother. “He loved this place. He felt comfortable here.”

Nick Hall, 33, died Thursday while attempting to rescue four climbers on the Emmons Glacier. He fell about 2,500 feet as he helped pulled one of four climbers out a crevasse. Hall’s body came to rest at

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June
27th

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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June
26th

Nick Hall: Best weather window coming Wednesday

Today could provide the break in the weather that will allow Mount Rainier National Park climbing rangers to recover the body of co-worker Nick Hall.

The National Weather Service forecast for the north side of the mountain calls for mostly sunny skies, with west winds around 6 mph. Temperatures are expected to reach 55 degrees, which could add to the danger of falling rock and ice. By tonight, clouds will start to build again.

By Thursday, the forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of snow after 11 a.m.

“We’ve been waiting for favorable weather and snow conditions to get

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