Oregon Climber Falls at Least 500 Feet, Survives
Michael Adams broke 14 bones
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted May 27, 2014 9:57 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A climber is lucky to be alive after falling hundreds of feet down a hole on Oregon's Mount Hood. Reports estimate 59-year-old Michael Adams fell 500 feet to 1,500 feet down a fumarole, a large hole emitting steam, sulfur, and other gases from the dormant volcano. One of Adams' friends says their group was on its way down the mountain a little before 9am Saturday near the volcano's Hogsback area, and "the next thing the other guy says is he heard ice crackling and he looked and saw Mike trying to stop for rest and nothing but ice shards breaking off as he shot past him." Nearby climbers watched in horror as Adams hurtled past them into the hole. Fortunately for Adams, rescue crews were training for falls just like his nearby.

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IronmanREV3
May 27, 2014 1:13 PM CDT
People of the United States of America, You want to play the game, you take your chances ??
JoeQ
May 27, 2014 11:52 AM CDT
boy in the Hood
finkster
May 27, 2014 11:35 AM CDT
"Fortunately for Adams, rescue crews were training for falls just like his nearby. Newsy reports" Michael Adams....you live a charmed life, but I wouldn't push it. Death is very jealous of those who escape its clutches....at least that's what "Hollywood" would have us believe with the films Final Destination.