DARRINGTON — The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday described efforts taken to recover the body of a climber who fell to his death on a glacier at Kololo Peaks over the weekend.
The 26-year-old man fell about 50 feet into a glacial hole around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a sheriff’s office press release. He was identified as Jake D. Robinson, of Bainbridge Island.
Robinson’s hiking partner activated an SOS device. That prompted search-and-rescue ground teams and the sheriff’s office helicopter, SnoHawk10, to converge on the remote summits in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the North Cascades.
The sheriff’s office Search and Rescue team, as well as volunteers from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue, were called to the scene. Helicopter crew members set up a rope system, lowering a rescue technician into the hole where the climber was found deceased.
His body was lifted from the location and flown to Taylor’s Landing near Snohomish.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office released his identity Wednesday afternoon. An autopsy showed Robinson died of blunt force injuries and drowning.