July 29, 2010

Rainier Climber Dies

A tragic event at Mount Rainer National Park, as an adventurer died after falling into a crevasse. The climber was in the park as part of a four man team, when he fell.

The reposts indicate that he was killed instantly. Other climbers also fell at the same time but landed without falling as far. The other injured men were taken to the hospital but Adams was unable to be saved. Many people hike and climb in national parks every day and such accidents are usually rare, but it is an activity that always carries a risk.

Lee Adams was known by friends and family as an avid climber, and died doing what he loved. Condolences to all who feel his loss.

Rainier Climber Dies

A spokeswoman for the Mount Rainier National Park says a 52-year-old climber died on the mountain Tuesday after falling into a crevasse. Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman Lee Taylor says Lee F. Adams of Seattle was part of a four-men crew descending the mountain on Emmons Glacier when the final person on the rope tripped and fell. The climbing crew was then swept off its feet and fell in into a Crevasse. Two climbers landed on a false shelf and were not injured, a third man fell farther and hurt his knee and Adams was killed instantly, Taylor said.

Rainier Climber Dies

Posted at July 29, 2010 6:02 AM