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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Climber recalls Rainier blizzard that trapped group 50 years ago

Mountain climber Tom Stewart shows off the wrist compass he wore 50 years ago during an ill-fated trek to the summit of Mount Rainier. Stewart, who moved to Seattle to work as a Boeing engineer, summited Rainier six times before the blizzard that stranded his climbing party in 1964.