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Some who die on Mt. Rainier never found

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OLYMPIA — It may be weeks or months — if ever — before rescuers can get on the ground to search for six climbers who likely plummeted to their deaths high on snow-capped Mount Rainier in Washington state.

Park rangers and rescuers often are able to retrieve bodies within days of an accident, but sometimes it takes much longer, until conditions have improved and snow has melted on parts of the mountain.

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