A climber is recovering in a Puyallup hospital on Sunday after falling 100 feet into a crevasse near the summit of Mount Rainier Saturday.
Rangers at the national park retrieved the 24-year-old woman at the 12,300 foot level of the Emmons Glacier, on the mountain’s east side, park officials said in a statement.
The woman was descending with two others using either skis or a snowboard when she fell.
Officials at Mount Rainier learned about the accident Saturday afternoon via a 911 cell phone call.
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Six rescuers were brought to the side using the park’s helicopter. They used ropes to reach the climber before night. She was injured but responsive.
Two rangers spent the night with the injured woman. Her companions and other rescuers descended Saturday.
The climber was plucked from the mountain around 11 a.m. Sunday via helicopter.
The woman has pelvic and back injuries and head lacerations, the park said. She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.