Mount Rainier National Park is holding a memorial service Friday for Ranger Nick Hall whose body remains on the mountain more than a week after he fell to his death.
The private service for his family and friends is being held at the Jackson Visitor Center at the Paradise ranger station.
Clouds, winds and avalanche danger have prevented a helicopter and rangers from reaching the site at the 11,300-foot level where Hall fell June 21 during a rescue operation. The park says recovery efforts are suspended until conditions are safe.
The 33-year-old Hall was a four-year climbing ranger originally from Patten, Maine. He fell 2,500 feet helping save four climbers from Waco, Texas. Three of the climbers spent a week at Madigan Army Medical Center before being released Thursday.