June 22, 2012
A ground support team of climbing rangers heads Friday up the Glacier Basin Trail toward Camp Schurman on the east side of Mount Rainier. They are participating in the operation begun the previous day which rescued a fallen party of climbers near the top of the mountain and resulted in the death of climbing ranger Nick Hall.
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The family of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger who died while helping rescue four climbers both grieved and celebrated his life Friday, as authorities faced the grim task of recovering the body of one of their own.