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Mon., Feb. 17, 2014, 2:38 p.m.

Former Rainier climbing ranger dies in Patagonia

Chad Kellogg self-portrait in Nepal in 2012. (Chad Kellogg)
Chad Kellogg self-portrait in Nepal in 2012. (Chad Kellogg)

MOUNTAINEERING -- A former Mount Rainier climbing ranger believed to be the first person to climb Washington's highest peak in fewer than five hours, died Friday in a mountaineering accident in Patagonia, according to a report in the Tacoma-News Tribune.

Chad Kellogg, 42 of Seattle, reportedly was killed by a rock that was dislodged by his rope as he rappeled on Fitz Roy, a popular spire in the region of South America that spans both southern Argentina and Chile.

Additional information is posted at climbing.com.



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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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