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Four missing Mount Baker climbers found safe

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. -

The Latest on missing climbers on Mount Baker (all times local):
  
10:26 a.m.
  
Authorities say two Boy Scouts and two troop leaders have been found safe after they were reported missing on an attempted summit of Mount Baker in northwest Washington state.
  
The News Tribune reports that search and rescue officials say two 13-year-old boys and two adults were found safe Monday morning. The four are part of a Scout troop from Seattle.
  
Authorities say they spent the night in freezing temperatures but were dressed appropriately for the weather.
  
The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office said the four were reported missing Sunday and a search started that afternoon.
  
Mount Baker is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the Canadian border and is one of the highlight peaks of the Cascade Mountain range at 10,781-foot (3,286-meter).
  
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9:11 a.m.
  
Search and rescue officials say four Scouts are missing in an attempted summit of Mount Baker, a 10,781-foot (3,286-meter) volcano in Washington state.
  
The Bellingham Herald reports that Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo says the missing climbers are two 13-year-old boys and two adults and part of a Scout troop from Seattle.
  
Elfo said the group was reported missing Sunday and a search started that afternoon.
  
Deputy Mark Jilk, who helps manage search and rescue operations, says the four were attempting to summit the peak on its north face.
  
Mount Baker is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the Canadian border and is one of the highlight peaks of the Cascade Mountain range.
  
The snow-capped peak can be a challenging climb. All routes to the summit feature glaciers.

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