Canadian climber dies on Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier In Washington
Mt. Rainier in Washington

ASHFORD, Wash.– A Canadian climber was killed when he fell on Mount Rainier earlier this week.

Chun Hui Zhang, 52, fell Monday on Disappointment Cleaver. He was doing a private, recreational summit climb with friends.

A release from the National Park Services says “several unsuccessful attempts were made by mountain climbing guides and National Park Services rangers” the day he fell.

Zhang’s body was recovered Tuesday by a team of rangers using a helicopter.