Climber dies in fall on Mount Rainier: 5pm report

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 10:02 PM

MOUNT RAINIER, Wash. – A Seattle climber was killed when he fell into a crevasse on Mount Rainier.

Lee F. Adams, 52, was part of a four-man crew descending the mountain on Emmons Glacier at about 13,000 feet Tuesday when the last person on the rope tripped and fell. The men were swept off their feet, couldn't stop their fall and plummeted about 100 feet into a 35-foot crevasse, where Adams died on impact, according to officials at Mount Rainier National Park.

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