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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.
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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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