Four people missing in blizzard on Mount Rainier

Four people missing in blizzard on Mount Rainier

Credit: KING

Four people missing in blizzard on Mount Rainier

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 12:37 PM

ASHFORD, Wash. -- A day after rescuing a missing snowshoer on Mount Rainier, the national park says four other people are overdue on the mountain in blizzard conditions.

Public information officer Patti Wold said Tuesday that two climbers are a day overdue and two campers are two days overdue.

The campers are on the Muir snowfield, elevation 10,000 feet. Wold did not immediately know which route the climbers are on. No names have been released.

She says all are equipped for the conditions, and officials expect they are hunkered down. Rangers are watching the weather to see if it's safe to check on them, but it's snowing heavily.

Wold says 15 inches fell overnight at the mountain and 2-to-3 feet of new snow are expected by Wednesday evening.

Print
Email
|