Mount Rainier http://kplu.org en More Names And Details Emerge About Mount Rainier Climbing Accident Victims http://kplu.org/post/more-names-and-details-emerge-about-mount-rainier-climbing-accident-victims <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152629843&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Alpine Ascents International </span><a href="http://www.alpineascents.com/rainier-update.asp" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);" target="_blank">has released the name of the second company guide</a><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">&nbsp;who was killed in this weekend’s climbing tragedy on Mount Rainier. His name was&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.alpineascents.com/green.asp" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);" target="_blank">Eitan Green</a><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">, a Colby College graduate from the Boston area. He was based in Seattle and had guided for Alpine Ascents since 2009.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:15:52 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16908 at http://kplu.org More Names And Details Emerge About Mount Rainier Climbing Accident Victims Climbers Mourn Mount Rainier Tragedy, But Climb On http://kplu.org/post/climbers-mourn-mount-rainier-tragedy-climb <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152465077&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mount Rainier, one of the most popular climbing destinations in the nation, became the scene of a terrible tragedy this weekend. Six climbers apparently fell to their deaths in the second worst climbing tragedy in the mountain's history.</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:30:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16883 at http://kplu.org Climbers Mourn Mount Rainier Tragedy, But Climb On Colombians Urge Northwesterners to Appreciate Lahar Danger http://kplu.org/post/colombians-urge-northwesterners-appreciate-lahar-danger <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Visiting scientists from the country of Colombia have a warning for people living in the valleys below our Northwest volcanoes: Get educated about a rare but dangerous phenomenon called a "lahar.”</span></p><p>That’s the advice delivered to an attentive crowd in Puyallup Thursday night.</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:59:00 +0000 Tom Banse 10077 at http://kplu.org Colombians Urge Northwesterners to Appreciate Lahar Danger When Rainier blows, volcanic mudflow could cost us $6 billion http://kplu.org/post/when-rainier-blows-volcanic-mudflow-could-cost-us-6-billion <p><em>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s not a question of if, but when, the next volcanic event will occur&rdquo;</em></p><p>When it blows, Mount Rainier might produce &ldquo;Lahar,&rdquo; or volcanic mudflow, that could cause property losses of up to $6 billion in the Puyallup Valley, <a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/ger_ic113_mt_rainier_lahar_hazards.pdf">a new study by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources shows</a>.</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:23:01 +0000 Jake Ellison 5209 at http://kplu.org When Rainier blows, volcanic mudflow could cost us $6 billion Is it time to rename Mount Rainier to its former native name? http://kplu.org/post/it-time-rename-mount-rainier-its-former-native-name <p>ROY, Wash. &ndash; Mount Rainier was once known by its many native names. Now, an alliance of tribal members is moving forward with a proposal to restore an original name to this Northwest landmark. But a long bureaucratic process lies ahead.</p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 17:41:24 +0000 Tom Banse 4078 at http://kplu.org Is it time to rename Mount Rainier to its former native name? Update: No sign of missing campers, climbers on Mt Rainier http://kplu.org/post/update-no-sign-missing-campers-climbers-mt-rainier <p>MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. &mdash; Despite a break in the weather, there&#39;s still no sign of four campers and climbers who have been missing for a week on Mount Rainier.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:09:27 +0000 The Associated Press 3877 at http://kplu.org 4 people still overdue on Mount Rainier http://kplu.org/post/4-people-still-overdue-mount-rainier <p>ASHFORD, Wash. &mdash; Heavy snow has prevented Mount Rainier National Park rangers from searching for two climbers and two campers overdue from winter outings.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:20:32 +0000 The Associated Press 3796 at http://kplu.org 4 people still overdue on Mount Rainier National Parks are dangerous places to enforce the law http://kplu.org/post/national-parks-are-dangerous-places-enforce-law <p>Mount Rainier will remain closed through Thursday after the fatal shooting of ranger Margaret Anderson on Sunday.</p><p>The tragedy underscores a little-known fact about the country&#39;s most beautiful landscapes: They&#39;re also home to some of the highest rates of assault on law enforcement.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 01:05:54 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3589 at http://kplu.org National Parks are dangerous places to enforce the law Death of Jewish man on Rainier fuels fight over autopsy http://kplu.org/post/death-jewish-man-rainier-fuels-fight-over-autopsy <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; The death of a 54-year-old Jewish man on a snowy slope on Mount Rainier set the stage for a Pierce County court fight pitting religious belief against scientific certainty.</p><p> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:45:35 +0000 The Associated Press 3553 at http://kplu.org Death of Jewish man on Rainier fuels fight over autopsy