Climbing Ranger Nick Hall fell about 3,700 feet down the northeast side of the mountain as he helped prepare the other climbers for extrication by helicopter, said Kevin Bacher, a Mount Rainier National Park spokesman.
The climbers from Waco, Texas, had to be rescued after they slipped down the Emmons Glacier after a successful summit of the mountain. All of them were tied together.
Their plunge down the mountainside left two of them dangling in a crevasse. They called for help with a cell phone. None of their injuries were life-threatening. (CNN)
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of ranger Nick Hall who lost his life in a tragic accident while rescuing injured climbers on Mount Rainier. A big thank you to all the YOSAR team members who regularly put their life in peril helping others. You’re the best.