Reduced capabilities for rescues on Mount Rainier
Without that resource, rescues at high altitudes may be longer and more dangerous.
The park is working on a alternative helicopter rescue method, but it won't be in action for a while.
What this means, in short, is that if you're going to be climbing Mount Rainier, you need to know what you're doing and be well prepared. If you get in trouble, you can't count on a quick rescue.
The park has more information about it here.
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