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September 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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 group, less severely injured, was taken by ambulance to a different hospital. That climber’s condition wasn’t available .
A Mount Rainier National Park spokesman said the three fell into the crevasse at 11,400 feet on the Emmons Glacier, 3,000 feet below the mountain’s summit.
August 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM
A mountaineering guide from Minnesota raced up and down Mount Rainier last week, setting a record speed for the ascent of the peak by a woman, according to the guide service where she works.
Katie Bono, of Minneapolis, made the round trip up the 14,410 foot mountain in 4 hours, 58 minutes on July 24, according to Rainier Mountaineering, Inc’s website.
Bono, who took the popular Disappointment Cleaver route, has climbed that route 12 times, according to the guide service.
While there are many strong women climbers throughout the world, as far as the guide service knows, Bono’s speed ascent of Rainier is the first recorded for a woman. Bono timed herself.
Speed ascents of Mount Rainier go back to the famed Whittaker brothers, Lou and Jim, who, along with John Day, did it in 7 hours, 20 minutes in 1959.
According to the guide service, here are other speed ascent benchmarks by men:
Craig Van Hoy: 5 hours, 25 minutes in 1981.
Justin Merle: 4:49:35, July 9, 2008.
Liam O’Sullivan: 4:46:2, August 5, 2008.
Willie Benegas: 4:40:59, Sept. 17, 2008. (Current record holder.)
January 24, 2012 at 7:15 AM
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 while it will be windy, it won’t be as bad as what we could see today. The details.
Traffic: Be extra careful when the roads are slick with rain … The map and cams.
Shawn Moul, who has been stalking Tracy Lundeen since they were both in middle school, is scheduled to be sentenced this morning. Moul has stalked Lundeen since shortly after they met in 1994 at McKnight Middle School in Renton. Despite obtaining a no-contact order against Moul, he persisted and in 2001 was convicted of stalking her. When he was released, he continued the stalking.
Missing on Mount Rainier: The searchers who spent Monday looking for the missing hikers and campers on Mount Rainier now say the chances of finding them have grown more remote. The missing are Mark Vucich, 37, of San Diego, and Michelle Trojanowski, 30, of Atlanta, who were due to return from a snow-camping trip Jan. 15; and climbers Sork “Erik” Yang, of Springfield, Ore., and Seol Hee Jin, of Korea, who were due back from a summit attempt Jan. 16.
Furlough for Seattle teachers today: Seattle Public Schools teachers will be on furlough for a half-day today due to state budget cuts. They will be wearing red and there will be protests. We’ll have a story later in the day.
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January 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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 heavy snows and winds of more than 60 mph have hindered rescue efforts over the past week. The snow is up to 15 feet deep, with drifts as deep as 50 feet.
The missing campers are 37-year-old Mark Vucich, of San Diego, and 30-year-old Michelle Trojanowski, of Atlanta, who were due to return Jan. 15. The climbers were identified as 52-year-old Sork “Erik” Yang, of Springfield, Ore., and Seol Hee Jin, of Korea. They were due back last Monday.
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