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Body of missing hiker found on Aasgard Pass

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CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. – A team of Chelan County Mountain Rescue members located the body of a hiker missing since June 5th.

Qi He’s body as buried under the snowpack on Aasgard Pass above Colchuck Lake.  He disappeared into a hole in the snow on June 5th while glissading down Aasgard Pass with coworkers.

Initial attempts to locate him was unsuccessful due to the hardened snow.

He is a Chinese citizen who was living and working  in the Seattle area.  His family in China have been notified of his death.

Glissading is described as a sliding down a  steep slope of snow or ice with the support of  an ice ax.