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Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks.

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FILE - In this June 1, 2014, file photo, visitors hike through the snow at the trails that start from Mount Rainier's Paradise Visitor Center. Officials on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, said that the bodies of three climbers have been retrieved from a glacier on the mountain in the same area where six went missing in May. A crew on a training flight this month spotted the bodies in an avalanche debris field after they were exposed by melting snow. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, File)
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