2 Rainier climbers still in serious condition

The Associated PressSeptember 5, 2013 

Two Canadian men who sustained serious injuries when they and a companion fell into a crevasse on Mount Rainier are reported to be improving at a Seattle hospital.

The Seattle Times reported that Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Tuesday that the men were in serious condition and remain in intensive care.

They nor a third climber, who was less seriously hurt, have been identified. The third climber was taken to a different hospital.

Chief Ranger Chuck Young said the trio fell about 30 feet into the crevasse Sunday, landing on a ledge as they descended from the 14,411-foot summit. They were at about 11,200 feet on the Emmons Glacier.

Young says rangers were dropped off near the site and the three climbers were flown to the Sunrise Visitors Center by helicopter. The two most seriously hurt men were then flown to the hospital.

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