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June 9, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Mount Rainier accident: Stop blaming climbers for costs

A photo provided by the National Park Service shows Liberty Ridge and the Carbon Glacier, with a helicopter at top right. (National Park Service)

Like many in the climbing community, I was sad to see the recent Rainier climbing accident, and proud of the rangers, guide service and community response ["Liberty Ridge is risky, deadly Mount Rainier route," Local News, June 2].  One thing I hope to address is the knee-jerk reaction that I almost always see online after any such accident:  Climbers (or their survivors) should be sent a


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