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Too Many People Are Getting Stranded on Mount Hood
A Mount Hood 
Rescuer Is Worried

A Mount Hood Rescuer Is Worried

Veteran doctor lays out the problems, including too many unprepared climbers

(Newser) - Christopher Van Tilburg is a mountain rescue doctor who heads out with other volunteers when climbers, skiers, and snowboarders get into trouble on Oregon's Mount Hood. In an essay for Outside , Van Tilburg sounds a little exhausted. The crews typically handle a "few" cases per year, but they'...

Oregon Skier Falls Into Volcano Vent

Oregon woman is recovering after Mount Hood incident

(Newser) - A terrifying moment for a skier in Oregon: Caroline Sundbaum was skiing Mount Hood, an active volcano, when she suddenly felt as if someone had pulled a chair out from underneath her, she tells Good Morning America . She had fallen into a fumarole, or volcano vent, which was covered with...

Skull Found on Mount Hood in 1986 Belonged to 19-Year-Old

Police seeking tips on Wanda Ann Herr

(Newser) - Oregon police are investigating the 1970s disappearance of a 19-year-old woman after a skull found on Mount Hood in 1986 was confirmed to be hers. Two Forest Service workers were near Government Camp when they came across the partial skull and other bone fragments, which were thought to have been...

The School Led the Students Up Mount Hood, to Their Deaths
The School Led the Students
Up Mount Hood, to Their Deaths

The School Led the Students Up Mount Hood, to Their Deaths

Inside the 1986 tragedy on the mountain

(Newser) - The second-deadliest alpine accident in North American history claimed nine lives. Of those who died on Mount Hood in May 1986, seven were students, all of whom attended Portland's Oregon Episcopal School. At the time, the school ran a program called Basecamp that was Outward Bound-like and required all...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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