Four climbers feared dead after Mount McKinley avalanche

June 16, 2012ALASKA Four Japanese climbers are feared dead following an avalanche on Alaska’s Mount McKinley, according to the National Park Service. Park rangers are currently engaged in a search-and-recovery effort after the avalanche barreled down the western side of North America’s highest peak on Thursday, in a section located roughly 11,800 feet above sea level, according to park spokeswoman Maureen Mclaughlin. “Given how long it’s been and how long they may have been trapped under there, it’s more of a recovery effort at this point,” Mclaughlin said Saturday. One climber survived the incident after he was swept into a mountain crevasse and was able to climb out, sustaining only minor injuries, the service reported. –CNN
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