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4 Climbers Presumed Dead on McKinley

Park Service calls off search

The National Park Service called off the search Sunday for four climbers presumed dead in an avalanche on Mount McKinley. The climbers were part of a five-person Japanese team caught in a small slide early Thursday morning. One team member survived after climbing 60 feet out of the crevasse and descending to base camp. The search effort for the other four was halted after a park ranger found their climbing rope at the bottom of a crevasse more than 100 feet deep. The deaths are the first known avalanche fatalities on that section of the mountain, known as Motorcycle Hill.

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