SEATTLE — A helicopter rescue crew was again unable to reach a climber who is presumed dead after he was caught in a storm on Washington’s Mount Rainier over the weekend.
Mount Rainer National Park spokeswoman Patti Wold told The Seattle Times that the helicopter could not land at the climbing camp at Camp Muir because of high winds Tuesday morning. The crew will make another attempt Wednesday.
The 58-year-old Norwegian man and his partner, a 41-year-old Canadian woman, were summiting the roughly 14,000-foot glaciated peak when a fierce winter storm hit Saturday. On Sunday, the woman descended the mountain and climbers escorted her to Camp Muir.
She and a man showshoeing alone who also got caught in the storm were both airlifted off the mountain.