Mount Rainier, WA Mountaineering Accident, July 1929
SEARCHING FOR BODY ON RAINIER.
TEN MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS START THIRD DAY OF HUNT WITH HIGH HOPES OF SUCCESS.
Paradise Inn, Rainier National Park, July 5 -- (AP) -- Reinforced by two veteran summit guides after yesterday's heroic failure, ten mountaineers early today were forced to break a fresh trail between openings of new crevasses on Mount Rainier as they began the third day's search for the body of FORREST GREATHOUSE.
GREATHOUSE and EDWIN A. WETZEL, Milwaukee tourist, were killed in a fall down a crevasse when with four others they made the season's first ascent to the famous peak's summit. WETZEL'S body was recovered Wednesday night.
As the searching party made their long trek, which began at 3:30 a.m. upward and over the rugged slopes of the treacherous mountain, H. B. Cunningham, chief summit guide, watched through a large telescope their lanters until they disappeared from sight behind Gibralter Rock.
Two guides, sent to Camp Muir last night with a pack train bearing fresh food supplies, returned here at 8 o'clock today, bringing news that the searchers had started away in high spirits, optimistic of finding GREATHOUSE'S body, perhaps frozen, and mutilated by injuries, as was that of WETZEL.
A course so difficult that in many places advance will be made only be cutting footholds with their ice-axes, will be faced by the searchers, the guides reported.
Centralia Daily Chronicle Washington 1929-07-05