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Ranier: Bodies Spotted Near Where Climbers Went Missing in May

By    |   Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 04:35 PM

Officials in a helicopter believe they spotted three bodies on Mount Ranier near the place where six climbers went missing in May.

Patti Wold, a spokeswoman for Mount Rainier National Park, told Reuters that officials wouldn’t be able to confirm whether the bodies were among the six missing climbers until they have been recovered.

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"We are assessing the risk of different options of trying to remove those bodies," she said.

In May, six climbers, including two professional guides and Intel Corp Vice President Uday Marty, set out on a five-day trek to summit the mountain. They were last heard from by satellite phone two days into their journey and were presumed to have died after falling or getting trapped in an avalanche.

An initial search found climbing gear and signals from avalanche beacons buried in the snow. The hikers were experienced and attempting a difficult route known as Liberty Ridge. Only 129 out of 10,800 used that route last year.

The missing climbers were believed to have fallen about 3,000 feet into an extremely dangerous area, where snow, ice, and rock fall constantly.

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