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What Killed Six Climbers on Mount Rainier?

In the worst disaster in decades, on one of the country's most iconic peaks, two guides and four clients go missing and are presumed dead—leaving a climbing community searching for clues.

Grayson Schaffer
Jun 3, 2014

The Devil on Paradise Road

It started as a bluebird New Year's Day in Mount Rainier National Park. But when a gunman murdered a ranger and then fled back into the park's frozen backcountry, every climber, skier, and camper became a suspect—and a potential victim.

Bruce Barcott
Sep 12, 2012

I’m going to do Rainier this summer. I’ve done a few mountains in Canada and Kili, but wore rental boots...blisters galore. So I want to find a good boot to do Rainier. Any suggestions?—EvanDenver, CO

Douglas Gantenbein
Apr 26, 2010

I'm planning a one- to two-week road trip up to northern Washington, possibly Canada. Do you have any suggestions of good places to cp/stay and interesting things to do? Any goods hikes and or bike rides? Tim O. San Luis Obispo, CA

Apr 22, 2009

Where in the United States can I stay overnight in a tree? Alice Massillon, OH

Nov 6, 2008

How do I prepare for a climb of Mount Rainier and/or Denali? I have about eight months before my climbing window and I live at sea level.

The Editors
Oct 25, 2007