"A national park ranger fell to his death on Mount Rainier Thursday afternoon while assisting in the rescue of four injured climbers.
Climbing Ranger Nick Hall fell about 3,700 feet down the northeast side of the mountain as he helped prepare the other climbers for extrication by helicopter, said Kevin Bacher, a Mount Rainier National Park spokesman. "
Verum audaces non gerunt indusia alba. - Ipsi dixit MCMLXXII
I really feel for the Rainier rangers. This past year or so, they have had more than their share of this kind of stuff happen within their group.
If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
- Lyndon Johnson, on signing the Wilderness Act into law (1964)