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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 … Continue reading

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Missoula ice climbers survive fall from Mount Rainier cliff

3 climbers survived a fall from just below the Rainier summit on the Liberty Cap route. One of the climbers “tomahawked” several hundred feet down the mountain.Missoula ice climbers survive fall from Mount Rainier cliff. Facebook discussion

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Paradise on Mount Rainier is 20 Degree Warmer Than Seattle in Bizarre Temperature Inversion

In a strange temperature inversion it’s almost 20 degrees warmer at Paradise on Mount Rainier than in Seattle. The above screenshot shows the forecast for Paradise on Monday, January 21, 2013 will be 60F.

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NPS Considering Dramatic Changes to Camp Muir on Mount Rainier

The National Park Service is considering some pretty dramatic changes to Camp Muir on Rainier (including tearing down the visitor cabin). Among the options is doing nothing. Be sure to read the actual proposals.

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Nifty Photos of Mount Rainier’s Lenticular Clouds

The UK Mail has some nifty photos of the lenticular clouds on Mount Rainier.

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Mount Rainier Concession Up For Bid

Mount Rainier National Park is preparing to open bids to run the concessions in the park. Mount Rainier Guest Services currently operates the concessions including Paradise Inn and National Park Inn and has the contract since 1987. Its contract was … Continue reading

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4 Missing on Mount Rainier After Being Missing for a Week

Hope is dwindling on finding 4 climbers reported missing for more than a week on Mount Rainier on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. They are Mark Vucich, 37, of San Diego, and Michelle Trojanowski, 30, of Atlanta. The two were planning … Continue reading

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Lost Hiker Burned Money to Keep Warm at Mount Rainier

Here’s an amazing story of Yong Chun Kim, of Tacoma, Wash., who burned $1 and $5 bills to keep warm after being separated from his group while snowshoeing in Mount Rainier National Park.

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Amazing Story of Helicopter Escorting Hikers Out of Rainier After Shooting

here’s an amazing story (with lots of photos) on nwhikers.net of a hiker who was escorted from a campsite by a helicopter following the New Year Day murder of a Rainier ranger (authorities were concerned people in the park could … Continue reading

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Nifty Sunrise Photo of Rainier

Huffington Post has this nifty Mount Rainier photo.

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