Saturday, May 12, 2007

Update on Five Mt Hood Hikers Reported Missing

According to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office this evening, the five climbers have reported that they were caught in a snow storm, with whiteout contitions, while returning from a one day climb on Mt. Hood. But on a positive note, they have proven to have a cell phone, and a global positioning system, as well as an activated mountain locator unit. Search and rescue teams have been in contact with the group, and instructed them to dig a snow cave to shield them from the harsh elements. It sounds so far as if they might be forced to spend the night on the mountain.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office also reports that the rescue teams could depart as early as tonight, hopeful to arrive back at Timberline Lodge around 3:00 a.m. Sunday, with five un-injured climbers.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Amazing! Keep it up!



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