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June 2, 2014 at 8:56 AM

3 more who died on Rainier, a guide and 2 climbers, are identified

Update at 4:55 p.m.: One of six climbers on Mount Rainier was an executive for Intel, the San Jose Mercury News is reporting. “Intel is greatly saddened to confirm that Intel Vice President Uday Marty is among the six mountain climbers missing and presumed dead following a fall on Mount Rainier,” the company said in…

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June 1, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Families of dead climbers meet with National Park Service and climbing guide service officials

On Sunday morning at Longmire west of Mount Rainier, family members of the six climbers met with National Park Service and Alpine Ascents officials. “They are devastated and are in a taking care of themselves mode,” said Patti Wold, a National Park Service spokeswoman. The Park Service said this morning that it was going to release the…

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May 13, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Record Mother’s Day climb on Mount St. Helens

By ANDRE STEPANKOWSKY The Daily News LONGVIEW — Sunday was the mother of all climbing days at Mount St. Helens. A record number of permits — 971 — were sold to climb the Southwest Washington volcano that day. In honor of Mother’s Day, many of the climbers wore skirts or dresses. “The big draw with Mother’s Day…

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September 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Rainier climbers improving at Harborview

Two Canadian climbers who were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after falling into a crevasse on Mount Rainier Sunday were reported awake and improving at the hospital this morning. The two men, whose identities have not been released, are in serious condition and  remain in intensive care, said Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg. A third climber in the…

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January 24, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: Stalker sentencing … Rain, wind … Missing climbers

Weather:   The Weather Service says to be prepared for rain (100 percent!)  and some strong winds today – 15 to 30 mph and gusts to 45 mph. The wind could cause power outages, downed trees and snapped branches. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. Temperature by some forecasts will be 47 degrees, though. Rain forecast tomorrow, and…

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January 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Aircraft join search for 4 missing on Mount Rainier

The Associated Press MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — A break in the weather has allowed two helicopters and a State Patrol plane equipped with heat-sensing technology to join the search for four climbers and campers who have been missing for a week on Mount Rainier. The National Park Service says 40 searchers are on the ground. Blizzards packing…

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