A 19-year-old DuPont man died last weekend while climbing a peak in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Matthew Trinkle’s roommate reported him missing when he did not return by Saturday night from climbing 8,840-foot Dragontail Peak. Another group of climbers found his body Sunday in a rock gulley below the summit.
Efforts to recover the body have been hampered by bad weather, but officials hope a helicopter will be able to fly Wednesday, Chelan County sheriff’s operations chief John Wisemore said Tuesday.
A deputy found Trinkle’s vehicle at the Mount Stuart trailhead.
Trinkle graduated from Steilacoom High School in 2010 and was attending Central Washington University in Ellensburg.