Body Of 19-Year-Old Ellensburg Climber Recovered - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Body Of 19-Year-Old Ellensburg Climber Recovered

WENATCHEE, Wash. - The body of an Ellensburg climber who was killed over the weekend in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness was recovered by a helicopter.
    
Sgt. Kent Sisson with the Chelan County sheriff's office says search and rescue coordinators worked with a Snohomish County helicopter crew Wednesday to recover the body of Matthew Trinkle from Dragontail Peak.
    
Sisson told KPQ the 19-year-old was climbing alone, apparently without ropes, and may not have had the experience for a free climb of such difficulty.
    
Bad weather prevented a helicopter from accessing the remote area Monday and Tuesday.
   

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