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Glacier: Remains of climber found on Reynolds Mountain 

By: - September 1, 2023 4:27 pm

The body of a missing climber was found Friday in Glacier National Park. (Keila Szpaller/The Daily Montanan)

The body of climber Adam Fuselier, a 32-year-old man from Castle Pines, Colo., was found by National Park Service ground searchers at approximately 11 a.m. Friday after being reported missing Wednesday, according to a news release from Glacier National Park.

The cause of death is still under investigation, the park said.

The park and Fuselier’s family would like to thank visitors for calls to the tip line that directly contributed to finding Fuselier’s remains. Credible tips from hikers who had contact with Fuselier, who was traveling alone, helped narrow the search area.

The body was transported from Reynolds Mountain to West Glacier by a U.S. Forest Service helicopter based out of the Hungry Horse Ranger District.

Family last heard from Fuselier on Tuesday afternoon. Rangers were alerted on Wednesday morning that he was overdue from his Reynolds Mountain climb. Rangers located his vehicle at Logan Pass later that day.

The ground search for Fuselier began on Wednesday, August 30, in rainy, windy and foggy conditions. Search and rescue organization Two Bear Air joined the search on Thursday as weather improved. Friday morning, a USFS helicopter joined air search operations. Friday, more than 50 searchers, a dog team and two helicopters were deployed for the search.

Glacier National Park officials and Fuselier’s family would like to thank the following for their assistance: North Valley Search and Rescue, Flathead County Search and Rescue, U.S. Forest Service, Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, Two Bear Air Rescue, NPS staff and members of the public who provided tips.

“Although this was not the desired outcome, the conclusion of the search was brought about in a more timely manner because of the efforts of all who contributed,” the park said in the news release.

Glacier National Park staff would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and ask that the public respect their privacy.

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