Mount Rainier

  The National Park Service wants to increase entrance fees to pay for park improvements.

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We’re learning more about the victims of this weekend’s climbing tragedy on Mount Rainier. On Monday Alpine Ascents International released the name of the second company guide who was killed. He is Eitan Green, a Colby College graduate from the Boston area. He was based in Seattle and had guided for Alpine Ascents since 2009.

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Family members of six climbers presumed dead on Mount Rainier met privately Sunday with park officials. The victims are two professional guides with Seattle-based Alpine Ascents and four clients. They were attempting to summit via the north-facing Liberty Ridge – one of the most technical and advanced routes on the 14,000-foot mountain. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

Six climbers who were descending from near the top of Mount Rainier have perished in the worst accident on the snow-capped volcano in decades. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.

The Secretary of the Interior visited Mt. Rainier National Park on Monday on the heels of President Obama’s latest State of the Union Address. In it, the President acknowledged that climate change is a fact.

Mt. Rainier Rescues Will Take Longer

Jul 25, 2013

Mount Rainier park rangers are warning it may take longer than usual to rescue stranded climbers.

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ROY, Wash. - Mount Rainier was once known by its many native names. Now, an alliance of tribal members is moving forward with a proposal to restore an original name to this Northwest landmark. But a long bureaucratic process lies ahead, as correspondent Tom Banse reports.

A Tacoma snowshoer who had been missing in Mount Rainier National Park since Saturday was found alive yesterday. 66-year-old Yong Kim became separated from the group he was leading after sliding down a steep slope. The experienced snowshoer was well-equipped for a day’s outing, but had no overnight equipment. Despite temperatures in the teens and more than eight inches of new snow since Saturday, the rescue team reported Kim to be stable and alert when they found him. A park spokesperson said no hospitalization was necessary – and he has returned home.