Body of missing Idaho hiker recovered from Montana mountains

CARBON COUNTY, Mont. — The body of a 23-year-old from Idaho who disappeared on a solo mountain-climbing trip in July has been found.

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the remains belong to Tatum Morell, a graduate student at Montana State University who had been attempting to climb five mountains in five days when she went missing in the Beartooth range.

Morell was last heard from on July 1, when she sent a message to her mother in Ketchum via a satellite communicator. Searchers believe she left her camp at Shadow Lake the next morning to climb her first peak, and never returned to the campsite.