Re: “6 feared dead in Rainier tragedy” (TNT, 5-1).
While the deaths of the six climbers on Mount Rainier is sad, it is not a tragedy. The climbers and guides knowingly went into danger – for the thrill of it.
These are not brave warriors or innocent victims. They climb because they love the thrill, plain and simple. Those who loved them are left to mourn, and that is the real sadness in this incident.
It is far past time that climbers be required to post a cash bond to cover the cost of searches and recoveries on that …