The morning of July 24, 1939, searchers, left to right, Ray Bright, Chet Ullin, William Parke and Don Blackman, survey the lower portion of the avalanche on Mount Baker that killed six people the day before. The victims were members of an annual climb organized by  Western Washington College of Education.
The morning of July 24, 1939, searchers, left to right, Ray Bright, Chet Ullin, William Parke and Don Blackman, survey the lower portion of the avalanche on Mount Baker that killed six people the day before. The victims were members of an annual climb organized by Western Washington College of Education. COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
The morning of July 24, 1939, searchers, left to right, Ray Bright, Chet Ullin, William Parke and Don Blackman, survey the lower portion of the avalanche on Mount Baker that killed six people the day before. The victims were members of an annual climb organized by Western Washington College of Education. COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Sudden tragedy: 75 years ago, a massive avalanche on Mount Baker killed six WWU climbers

July 21, 2014 04:00 AM

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