Clear weather Thursday at Mount Rainier National Park may permit the recovery of the ranger who fell to his death June 21.
Clouds, snow and avalanche danger have prevented a helicopter and rangers from removing the body of Nick Hall.
Spokeswoman Patti Wold said officials were meeting Thursday morning to plan a recovery.
Hall fell 2,500 feet while helping rescue four climbers from Waco, Texas, after two of them fell into a crevasse at the 13,800-foot level of the mountain.
The 33-year-old Hall was a four-year climbing ranger originally from Patten, Maine.