The bad news on Mt. Rainier has now hit home. Matt Hegeman of Truckee, California is among the deceased climbers who most likely fell 3,000 vertical feet off the Liberty Ridge route on14,411-foot Mt. Rainier.
Matt was working as a guide for Alpine Ascents International when the accident occurred this week.
The last known whereabouts of the 6 climbers (2 guides and 4 clients) was at 12,800-feet on Liberty Ridge. Matt had over 50 climbs of Mt. Rainier.