In 2009, Dawes Eddy of Spokane became the oldest American to climb Mount Everest, a title he held for just two days before it was claimed by a year-older Californian, age 67. Eddy was reported missing by his wife Saturday morning during his solo climb of Mount Rainier.
A search continued Monday for longtime Spokane mountain climber Dawes Eddy, 80, who was reported missing Thursday during another solo climb to Mount Rainier's summit. He'd left May 30 to ascend the Ingraham Direct route, and Eddy said he planned to return the next day. Eddy, an experienced climber, reported ahead of his departure to park rangers that this trip marked his 50th ascent of Mount Rainier. "Starting on Thursday, June 1, the park initiated a search using both ground and aerial resources," said Terry Wildy, a Mount Rainier National Park ranger, on Monday. Wildy said the search is ongoing and that weather conditions are favorable.