The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Ellensburg climber dies in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY  |  COMMENTS
Associated Press
WENATCHEE -- An Ellensburg climber has died in a fall in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Chelan County sheriff's operations chief John Wisemore identified the victim as 19-year-old Matthew Trinkle.
His roommate reported he failed to return from a climb by Saturday night. Another group of climbers discovered a body Sunday believed to be Trinkle in a rock gulley below the summit of Dragontail Peak.
Wisemore told KPQ that efforts to recover the body have been hampered by bad weather, but officials hope a helicopter will be able to fly by Wednesday.
A deputy located Trinkle's vehicle at the Mount Stuart trailhead.
Story tags » Disasters (general)WenatcheeMountain Climbing

More Northwest Headlines


HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates


Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus