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Greg Gilbert / Seattle Times

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.