Hiker dies in fall in Mt Whittier area

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Hiker dies in fall in Mt Whittier area

Post by drm » July 21st, 2021, 7:55 pm

https://apnews.com/article/washington-5 ... 612477b802

It sounds from this and other articles that he was on the exposed trail in the Mt Margaret Backcountry. Will take some time to get the details.

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Re: Hiker dies in fall in Mt Whittier area

Post by Alway » July 28th, 2021, 8:05 pm

I was over there last week. The missing hiker's name was Ryan and he was a soldier from Joint Base Lewis–McChord, so the military assisted in the search and rescue operations. There were Blackhawk helicopters with guns/missile attachments flying around my Dad and I the entire trip. I got a few interesting photos.

One morning a military helicopter landed in our camp, I was able to snag a video as it woke me up.
https://imgur.com/8W5TAdJ

Photos:
https://imgur.com/a/rDg4ftt

While we were hiking out we were sadly informed that Ryan was found deceased at the bottom of an icy ravine, having sustained a 200ft drop.

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Re: Hiker dies in fall in Mt Whittier area

Post by retired jerry » July 29th, 2021, 5:37 am

Sad that he died, I wonder if there are any lessons for us so we don't make the same mistake.

That must have been shocking to have a helicopter land next to you in the wilderness, and all the activity. nice video and pictures.

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