The body of a climber who fell 1,000 feet to his death in Sequoia National Parkwas was recovered by rangers today.
Authorities are using fingerprint records to determine if the climber is a missing Los Angeles man. The climber was navigating the northwest face of Mount Whitney on Sunday in extremely hazardous conditions.
The National Park Service was alerted to a missing 37-year-old Los Angeles man on Tuesday. Police scanned the area by helicopter but were unable to recover the body because of the weather.
Groups of experienced climbers scale Mount Whitney in wintry conditions, but the route is not recommended for novices. The Mountaineer´s Route was first scaled by naturalist John Muir in 1873.