Climber Presumed Dead Following Mount Rainier Avalanche on Ingraham Glacier Direct Route


A slab avalanche on Mount Rainier on June 5 hit 11 climbers on the Ingraham Direct Route. 10 of the climbers were rescued. The 11th climber was not registered to climb. A US Army Reserve Helicopter from Fort Lewis removed 2 climbers and six rescuers. The avalanche 100 – 200 yards wide and 1-2 meters deep started at 12,500 feet in elevation and traveled to about 11,200 feet in elevation. Guides from International Mountain Guides and Rainier Mountaineering, Incorporated helped rescue the 10. The missing climber was identified as Mark Wedeven,

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