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PostTue Mar 13, 2018 4:05 pm 
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Not much info in this article, though.

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PostTue Mar 13, 2018 4:31 pm 
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frown.gif It's been a rough couple of weeks.
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PostTue Mar 13, 2018 4:51 pm 
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The body was found at the 4,500-foot level in the Nisqually drainage below Paradise

That's a pretty tough spot to be in
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PostTue Mar 13, 2018 9:37 pm 
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The body was found at the 4,500-foot level in the Nisqually drainage below Paradise

That's a pretty tough spot to be in

Yeah, and I think I can imagine how he ended up there, I'm guessing that the visibility was bad.
Heartbreaking.

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PostWed Mar 14, 2018 6:21 am 
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A little more information from the News Tribune: Appears as though he died in a fall

There are steep slopes above so either a fall or an avalanche seemed most likely.
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PostThu Mar 15, 2018 10:20 am 
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It was a bluebird day, with some off and on gusty wind.  Very few people above ~8000 feet and up to Muir.

Condolences to his friends and family, his Rainier partner must be devastated.
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PostThu Mar 15, 2018 10:32 am 
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FWIW:  Back in the '70s I was returning from crevasse rescue practice on the Nisqually when my climbing partner and I encountered a hiker with a fractured ankle at the base of some of those steep slopes above the Nisqually -- He had slipped on firm snow from the top of Glacier Vista.   Fortunately for him -- he managed to stay sliding on his butt and didn't tumble when striking rocks and crushing his ankle.    If he had tumbled and struck his head,  I think would have been involved in a recovery instead of a rescue.

Condolences to the hiker's family and friends.  Very sad.
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