Park officials: No ‘viable chance of survival’ for 6 climbers who likely fell at Mount Rainier

Park officials: No ‘viable chance of survival’ for 6 climbers who likely fell at Mount Rainier


Official: 6 climbers likely died in mountain fall

by MANUEL VALDES and STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press - 1 June 2014 12:41-04:00

SEATTLE (AP) — Six climbers on Mount Rainier likely fell thousands of feet to their deaths in what would be among the worst alpine accidents ever on the iconic Washington state mountain.
A helicopter crew on Saturday spotted camping and climbing gear in the avalanche-prone area. It is believed the group fell 3,300 feet (1,000 m...


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