Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Climber killed on Mt. Rainier

MOUNT RAINIER, Wash. – A Seattle scientist and avid climber was killed Tuesday when he fell into a crevasse on Mount Rainier.

Lee F. Adams, 52, was part of a four-man crew descending the mountain on Emmons Glacier at about 13,000 feet Tuesday when the last person on the rope tripped and fell. The men were swept off their feet, couldn't stop their fall and plummeted about 100 feet into a 35-foot deep crevasse, where Adams died on impact, according to a Mount Rainier National Park officials.