Former Rainier Climbing Ranger Joe Puryear Dies on Tibet Mountain

Joe Puryear, a former climbing ranger at Mount Rainier from 1996 to 2000, was killed on 24,170-foot Labuche Kang in Tibet on October 26, 2010. He had been climbing with David Gottlieb, the current lead ranger at Rainier. They had been blogging on The peak had only been climbed once before (in 1987).

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