Mount Hood

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Oregon Climber Falls at Least 500 Feet, Survives

Michael Adams broke 14 bones

(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... More »

Man Falls 1K Feet to His Death on Mt. Hood

Polish soldier was an inexperienced climber

(Newser) - The body of a Polish mountain climber has been found on Oregon's Mount Hood; he's at least the second person to be found dead on the mountain this month. Sebastian Kinasiewicz, 32, went missing while climbing on Sunday, and rescuers failed to locate him until his body was... More »

Snowboarder Killed in Ice Tunnel Collapse

Trapped when bus-size hunk of ice fell on him

(Newser) - The body of a snowboarder trapped when an ice tunnel collapsed on Oregon's Mount Hood yesterday has been recovered. For almost five hours, rescuers used chainsaws to cut through a collapsed chunk of ice the size of a school bus in order to reach 25-year-old Collin Backowski, reports the... More »

Oregon Woman Rescued 3 Days After Tumbling Off Cliff

Pamela Salant 'scooted' herself to a creek, ate berries to survive

(Newser) - A Portland art teacher who spent three nights in some of the roughest terrain in the Mount Hood National Forest was rescued yesterday afternoon by an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter, the Oregonian reports. Pamela Salant was last seen Saturday at noon when she and her boyfriend split up to... More »

Search Suspended for 'Likely Dead' Mt. Hood Climbers

Officials say avalanche risk too great

(Newser) - Two hikers missing since last week on Oregon's Mount Hood are almost certainly dead, say authorities. The search has been suspended due to the threat of avalanches. The chances of finding somebody alive in such conditions after 48 hours are less than 1%, a local specialist in emergency medicine tells... More »

Rescuers Seek 2 Pals of Dead Hiker

Climber's body found on glacier

(Newser) - Helicopter rescue teams continued to search for a male and female hiker missing for three days on storm-socked Mt. Hood in Oregon. Their companion, 26-year-old Luke Gullberg, was found dead on a glacier over the weekend. Gullberg's equipment was also found scattered around the glacier, including a camera with at... More »

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