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A man falls to his death He is climbing one of the tallest mountains in America when a tragic accident occurs

With a recovery, the body of a 52-year old climber is found after falling to his death from Mount Rainer, one of the highest major peaks in the United States.



A 52-year-old climber who died after plunging to his death from Mount Rainier, one of the tallest peaks in the United States, has had his body found.

The event happened on Monday when witnesses reported seeing a guy fall severely while descending the Disappointment Cleaver path, a well-known climbing route on the south slope of Mount Rainier in Washington, to the National Parks Service.

The climber, later identified as 52-year-old Chun Hui Zhang of Surrey, British Columbia, had apparently been on a private recreational summit climb of Mount Rainier with friends when he died, according to a news release from the National Park Service.

Zhang’s descent from the mountain’s conditions have not yet been made public.


Authorities claimed that shortly after they were notified of the tragedy, they made a number of fruitless attempts to contact the fallen climber but were unable.

A group of NPS rangers found Zhang the following day, according to the NPS. “Rangers were able to access and remove the climber’s body using a helicopter that was contracted by the NPS. The event received significant help from guides and staff from International Mountain Guides and Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.

The Disappointment Cleaver route on Mount Rainier, which is located in the Cascade Mountain Range about 100 miles southeast of Seattle, can offer “some distinct advantages and hazards for recreational climbers,” according to the National Park Service.

A briefing on the Disappointment Cleaver route states that “climbers frequently underestimate the physical demand needed to effectively and securely climb Mount Rainier.” Another significant factor that discourages climbing parties is bad weather. The majority of accidents on Mount Rainier are caused by climbing in bad weather, despite the fact that these conditions may be easily predicted. Aborted climbing attempts are also caused by lack of experience on terrain that is steep and covered with glaciers.


According to NPS, Mount Rainier rises to a height of 14,410 feet above sea level. The mountain is the most glaciated summit in the contiguous United States and is also an active volcano that has erupted five significant rivers.