Mountain climber found dead near Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif.

/*Michael Ybarra*/, 45, was a freelance writer from the Los Angeles area who worked for the Wall Street Journal as an extreme sports correspondent.

He was said to be an experienced mountain climber. Ybarra reportedly set out by himself early Saturday for a very technical climb in the rugged Sawtooth Ridge area north of Yosemite.

Ybarra was scheduled to return by Sunday evening, but died in a fall. His body was recovered Wednesday.

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