Thursday, June 12, 2008

Caught in blizzard on Raineer, man dies to save wife

This is a sad story. Three climbers on Mount Rainier in Washington were caught in a blizzard this week. To survive, they dug a trench for shelter. The man insisted on lying on the bottom to insulate his wife. She made it. He died of hypothermia.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sad story but these always make me wonder why people can't watch a weather forecast. At lower altitude it is easy to underestimate a storm but on a high peak and especially one like Ranier the risk is too great.