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Climbers Found On Mount Adams After 21 Years
Tuesday, October 9, 2001
 
Climbers on Mount Adams discovered the bodies of Gary Claeys and Matt Larson, missing nearly 21 years.  Claeys and Larson had disappeared in November 1980 after a massive storm hit the Southwest Washington mountain.  At the time, searchers found just their tattered tent at 11,000 feet.
 
Their bodies were found frozen in shallow ice near the Crescent Glacier on the South Side of the mountain around 9,000 feet in elevation.  The extremely dry Winter and Spring had left their tomb uncovered for the first time since they died of hypothermia during the violent storm.
 
It seems that Claeys and Larson actually descended 2,000 feet on the South Side of the mountain, instead of falling onto the glaciers on the North Side as many people speculated.
 
 
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