Nearly two dozen mountaineers and park rangers are searching for the son of Hall of Fame boxing promoter Bob Arum, who's been missing since a weekend camping trip in the Cascade Mountains near Lake Chelan.
John Arum was expected to arrive home Sunday after climbing Storm King, a rugged mountain peak about a seven-hour drive from Seattle. Family members grew worried when the 49-yearold environmental lawyer and accomplished hiker did not return.
North Cascades National Park spokeswoman Kerry Olson said that John Arum was reported missing Monday, and is thought to be by himself in the area around the mountain. So far, two days of searching – including aerial sweeps of the region – have not brought up any clues.
“He’s a very experienced climber and hiker, and familiar with the territory,” Olson said, adding that Arum had already summited a peak near the one he went missing on.
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John Arum has been on a quest to climb the 100 highest summits in Washington.
Family members told The Associated Press on Wednesday that rangers had found his campsite, but there were indications that John Arum had not been there since Saturday.