Climbing rangers on iconic Mount Rainier had become comfortable working on the mountain’s slopes without being roped or anchored for safety and had become desensitized to potential hazards, according to a review released Tuesday into the death of a ranger who fell during a rescue operation last year.
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After two weeks of delays due to weather and avalanche danger, the body of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger who fell to his death during a rescue operation was recovered Thursday by helicopter.
A week after he fell to his death rescuing climbers on Mount Rainier the body of Ranger Nick Hall remains on the mountain.
The last of four Waco, Texas, climbers rescued on Mount Rainier in an effort that cost a ranger his life walked down off the Washington peak on Friday while blizzard conditions high on the mountain delayed efforts to retrieve the body.
A Mount Rainier ranger slid more than 3,000 feet to his death as he helped in efforts to rescue four injured climbers who fell on a glacier, a National Park Service spokesman said.
Little crocuses are beginning to bloom, giving away the first signs of spring. During spring and summer, Washington’s wildflowers are a beautiful sight for photographers, campers and hikers.
The National Weather Service says Wednesday morning’s snow showers in parts of Western Washington are turning to rain. But heavier snow is falling in the Cascades, and forecasters say nearly all of Eastern Washington will have accumulations today.