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Ranger’s Body Still On Mountain Week After Falling To His Death

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File photo of Mount Rainier. (credit: Robert Sumner/Getty Images)

File photo of Mount Rainier. (credit: Robert Sumner/Getty Images)

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ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) — A week after he fell to his death rescuing climbers on Mount Rainier the body of Ranger Nick Hall remains on the mountain.

Weather and avalanche danger have prevented a helicopter and other rangers from returning to the site on the 11,300-foot level of the 14,411-foot mountain.

If conditions are favorable and safe, the park says it will make a recovery attempt Thursday. The forecast calls for increasing clouds with showers through the weekend.

The park also announced that a private memorial service for Hall would be held Friday morning at the Jackson Visitor Center at the Paradise ranger station.

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