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Climbing Guide Hailed as Heroine

June 13, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

Flying off rocks, with the snow shoving her down Mt. Rainier, climbing guide Ruth Mahre feared the worst for herself and the four climbers below. Mahr, 25, was hailed as a heroine. She managed to secure her rope to the rocks and held on for hours before searchers rescued her and another climbing party trapped by an avalanche.

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