Kelso climber fell near crater's Shoestring Notch

Kelso climber fell near crater's Shoestring Notch

Kelso climber fell near crater's Shoestring Notch

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by Eric Adams

kgw.com

Posted on February 16, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:21 PM

MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. -- The climber who fell into Mount St. Helens on Monday was located near a well-known area, the Shoestring Notch, just behind a glacier with the same name, according to rescuers with the U.S. Coast Guard.



Shoestring Notch is located in the southeast corner along the volcano crater's back wall, which is 8,600 feet tall according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Those who know him described Joseph Bohlig as an experienced climber who's summitted St. Helens nearly 70 times. Skamania County Undersheriff David Cox said he fell 1,500 feet to the rocky crater floor.
 

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