Rescue underway for Mount Hood climber

Rescue underway for Mount Hood climber

Rescue on Mt. Hood.

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by Michael Rollins

KREM.com

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 10:49 AM

TIMBERLINE LODGE -- A rescue was underway Thursday morning for a climber caught in a small slide.

The climber was caught in a small slide about 100 yards west of the Hogsback, according to Clackamas County sheriff's office spokesman Sgt. Jim Strovink.

The woman was alert but has injuries to her back and face, he said. She was with a group of about 12 climbers.

SKY 8 Images: Mt. Hood Rescue Scene

A 'Reach and Treat' team was going to meet up with her and bring her down, Strovink said, because of concerns she was unable to make the descent on her own.

The Hogsback is a long and narrow knife-edge ridge beginning at about 10,000 feet on Mt. Hood, an area that often requires crampons and is the more technical section of the mountain's most popular, south face climbing route.

May and June are the most popular months for climbing Mt. Hood due to the combination of more reliable weather plus deep snowpack. 

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