Body of Colorado climber recovered on Mount Baker
Sunday, August 21, 2011
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- The Whatcom County sheriff's office says search and rescue volunteers have recovered the body of a climber who fell to her death last month on Mount Baker.
KGMI reports (http://bit.ly/nDB4qs ) they roped into a snow hole Saturday at the 5,300-foot level to reach the body of 34-year-old Sheryl Costello, of Golden, Colo.
She had reached the summit of the 10,781-foot mountain on July 3 with her boyfriend, but he lost sight of her on the way down. Crews were unable to reach her body at the time because of dangerous conditions on the mountain in northwest Washington.