Mount Rainier

[8/12/19] Glacier Run-Off Causing Damage

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Water is gushing from a glacier on Mount Rainier, damaging a road and trail as it flowed down. The water burst started on the South Tahoma Glacier last week without warning. Mount Rainier National Park officials say the flow formed new waterfalls and moved boulders down the mountain, leading to the closure of Westside Road […]

[7/27/19] Climber Dies on Rainier

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Authorities say a Massachusetts man died last week while scrambling a peak in Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him yesterday as 41-year-old Robert Michael Moll of Rowley, Massachusetts. The medical examiner’s office says he died of traumatic injuries sustained in a fall. Moll was a journalist and author. […]

[6/7/19] Climbers Rescued

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A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier yesterday after they had been stranded on the peak since Monday. The National Park Service said they were suffering from exposure and being transported to local hospitals. Rescuers took advantage yesterday morning of a break in bad weather that had stymied earlier attempts […]