32-Year-Old Rock Climber from Montana Found Dead After Days of Searching

Published 09/05/2023, 5:35 AM EDT

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Rock climbing is definitely not easy. It takes an experienced veteran, with a true passion for the sport, to ensure their total safety while going off on an adventure. One can’t simply go rock climbing on a whim and have a smooth sailing experience. Rock climbing is a skill that requires patience, timing, know-how, and above all wisdom. Rock-climbing fatalities are among the highest across nature sports, and with good reason.

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Being out in nature for hours, maybe days, at a single stretch is no joking matter and shouldn’t be done alone unless you are a professional. This could lead to deaths, disappearances, and possibly worse. Adam Fuselier met a similar fate and his body was found dead in Glacier National Park in Montana.

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Fuselier, an avid rock-climbing enthusiast, wanted to climb Reynolds Mountian, a mountain well-known for rock-climbing and hiking. The 32-year-old had last been in touch with his family on Tuesday evening. Local authorities claim that forest rangers began looking for Fuselier on Wednesday morning after he did not return from his Reynolds Mountain climb.

Fuselier’s vehicle was found at the highest area of the park that vehicles can reach – Logan Pass. While the search on the ground got off to a shaky start at best due to bad weather conditions, Bear Air joined the search on Thursday. By Friday, the US Forest Service (USFS) helicopter also joined in on the rescue mission. Meanwhile, 50 searchers and a dog team covered the search on foot.

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Hikers in touch with Fuselier did their utmost to share information about his disappearance. Eventually, his body was found on Friday later in the morning. The body was first sent to West Glacier by a USFS helicopter. His death still remains under investigation.

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“Glacier National Park staff would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and ask that the public respect their privacy,” the National Park Service said in a statement on Friday. The news of Fuselier’s death comes just months after after a 28-year-old woman also died at the very same park in May. However, her death was inevitable after she fell off a ledge into Avalanche Creek.

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While Fuselier is no more with us, we would like to offer our condolences to his friends and family. The Castle Pines native from Colorado was a passionate climber and ultimately passed away doing what he loved.

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Kenneth Soares

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