Mount Rainier makes changes after ranger’s deadly fall | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

Mount Rainier has re-evaluated its ranger rescue policies following the 2012 death of climbing ranger Nick Hall who fell while attempting a rescue on the Emmons Glacier.

Authorities noted that Hall was not roped as is customary at the time of the fall. Part of the new policies is for rangers to be suspended from a helicopter in some instances to assess the situation.

Another change will be deploying most of the rangers out of Camp Muir rather than also at Camp Shearman.

Mount Rainier makes changes after ranger's deadly fall | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News.


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Smokies Park Ranger (and Forum Contributor) New Book

Rick Brown, a Great Smoky National Park Ranger who has contributed to our forum has a book out recounting his experiences Ranger Up. You can see more on his website.


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Baxter Ranger’s Book on How Teddy Roosevelt’s Katahdin Ascent Helped Shape His Life

Baxter State Park ranger Andrew Vietze has a book Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America’s 26th President about how Maine guide William Wingate Sewall helped shape Theodore Roosevelt from a clumsy boy “wearing big spectacles and weighing a scant 135 pounds” into a Rough Rider. Among the big turning points for Roosevelt was when he summited Katahdin after his other relatives couldn’t. Roosevelt had discovered that he was tougher than he thought!

Books: The famed TR toughness? He learned it in Maine’s woods – Maine Sunday Telegram – April 25, 2010


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