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The RMI Family is deeply saddened to share the news that our guide and friend Caleb Ladue has passed away. On Sunday, October 22nd, Caleb was skiing down Cerro Cortaderas, outside of Santiago, Chile, when he fell into a crevasse. Caleb was with friends who were able to retrieve him from the crevasse but he did not survive. Our hearts and thoughts are with Caleb’s family and with all of you.
A 25 year-old who spent his winters guiding skiers and climbers around Mount Rainier is dead after he fell into a crevasse in Chile reports The News Tribune.
The accident happened in the Cerro Cortaderas when Caleb Edward Laude fell into a crevasse that measured roughly 160′ deep. Although his friends did their best to recover their friend, the hole was too deep for their team to execute a succesful recovery.
“Caleb was with friends who were able to retrieve him from the crevasse but he did not survive. Our hearts and thoughts are with Caleb’s family and with all of you.” – RMI Expeditions
At that point, search and rescue personnel were called in to complete the extraction. The body of the deceased skier was later transported to a makeshift extraction camp. Cause of death has so far not been released pending an autopsy.
Find the entire News Tribune article here: Mount Rainier guide fell to his death while skiing in Chile