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February 17, 2015 at 9:19 AM

2 climbers injured in 800-foot slide down Mount Stuart in Chelan County

The Wenatchee World  (TNS) LEAVENWORTH — Two men climbing Mount Stuart were injured Monday morning when they slid 800 to 1,000 feet while ascending the mountain, which is about 12 miles southwest of Leavenworth. Eddie Mcfarland, 28, of Seattle, broke his upper leg, and Eric Strickler, 29, of Bainbridge Island, suffered head and neck injuries, according to…


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September 10, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Body of climber found near North Bend

NORTH BEND  — A King County sheriff’s spokeswoman says the body of a climber who fell while climbing Mount Garfield near North Bend, Washington, has been located. KOMO-TV reportsthat Sgt. DB Gates says the man in his 30s apparently fell while climbing the Infinite Bliss route with a female partner. Gates says the woman wasn’t hurt…


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September 2, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Seattle man dies rock climbing in British Columbia

The Associated Press KELOWNA, B.C. — British Columbia authorities say a Seattle man fell to his death while rock climbing south of Penticton. The British Columbia Coroners Service has identified the man who died Saturday as 31-year-old Stas Eric Gray. Gray was climbing with friends on a rock-climbing site called Skaha Bluffs. Regional coroner Larry Marzinzik says Gray was…


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August 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Bodies of 3 missing climbers recovered from Mount Rainier

The bodies of three climbers were recovered Tuesday from Mount Rainier. The bodies were found in a debris field on the Carbon Glacier below Liberty Ridge, the same location where six climbers went missing following a fall on May 31, said Patti Wold, spokeswoman for Mount Rainier National Park. While the three dead climbers are believed to be members of the…


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May 9, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Tacoma climber dies on Mount McKinley

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A Washington state climber has died descending Mount McKinley after falling down a traverse area of hard-packed snow that has claimed 11 other lives. The body of Sylvia Montag, 39, of Tacoma, was spotted Wednesday night by a helicopter crew after strong winds subsided and allowed flights. Montag had become separated from her…


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September 17, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Body of Seattle climber recovered in North Cascades National Park

The body of a 31-year-old Seattle man was recovered Sunday after he fell to his death in North Cascades National Park, according to the National Park Service. Tyler Barton had summitted Forbidden Peak via the West Ridge about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and was descending when he was hit by a rock and fell about 300 feet, the park…


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July 5, 2012 at 10:10 AM

UPDATE: Ranger’s body recovered from Mount Rainier

UPDATE AT 1:33 P.M.:  The body of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger who fell to his death two weeks ago during a rescue operation was recovered Thursday by helicopter. Park spokeswoman Patti Wold says the recovery went smoothly in clear weather. The body of Nick Hall was flown to the Sunrise ranger station to be driven…


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July 2, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Mount Rainier recovery waits on better weather

From The Associated Press: Park officials say the body of Mount Rainier climbing ranger Nick Hall likely won’t be recovered until later this week. Spokesman Rick Jones says the next window of promising weather appears to be late Wednesday or Thursday. The 33-year-old Hall died June 21 when he fell 2,500 feet while helping rescue four climbers…


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