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  1. Telluride Mtn. Film Fest: Portland Revolution Hall

    As of today, 98 tickets left!!
  2. On March 09 at the Revolution Hall, Portland Mountain Rescue will host the Telluride MountainFilm Festival which will screen leading independent documentary films from around the world focused on outdoor adventure. The films presented will be selected to be particularly interesting for a Portland audience including skiing, mountain biking, and surfing videos. Join us for a night of truly inspirational movies about the outdoors while supporting a great organization - Portland Mountain Rescue. The event will include a raffle of equipment for the outdoor enthusiasts. Sponsored locally by The Mountain Shop, all proceeds from the event benefit Portland Mountain Rescue. Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 at the door. Available at The Mountain Shop and online from the Revolution Hall.
  3. On March 10, at the Revolution Hall, Portland Mountain Rescue will host the Telluride Mountain Film Festival which will screen leading independent documentary films from around the world focused on outdoor adventure. The films presented will be selected to be particularly interesting for a Portland audience.Join us for a night of truly inspirational movies about the outdoors while supporting a great organization - Portland Mountain Rescue. The event will include a raffle of equipment for the outdoor enthusiasts. Sponsored locally by The Mountain Shop and North Drinkware, all proceeds from the event benefit Portland Mountain Rescue. Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 at the door. Available at The Mountain Shop and online from the Revolution Hall. Portland Mountain Rescue The Mountain Shop North Drinkware Revolution Hall
  4. On March 12 at the Aladdin Theater, Portland Mountain Rescue will host the Telluride Mountain Film Festival which will screen leading independent documentary films from around the world focused on outdoor adventure. The films presented will be selected to be particularly interesting for a Portland audience including bike packing and mountain biking videos.Join us for a night of truly inspirational movies about the outdoors while supporting a great organization - Portland Mountain Rescue. The event will include a raffle of equipment for the outdoor enthusiasts. Sponsored locally by The Mountain Shop, all proceeds from the event benefit Portland Mountain Rescue. Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 at the door. Available at The Mountain Shop and online from the Aladdin Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m., films begin at 7 p.m. See you there!
  5. Hood - Snow Conditions Report?

    So, right now (5/02)the conditions on the upper mountain, specifically on west crater face, is mostly hard ice. Strongly consider belaying your partner and protecting your route.
  6. May and June are the most popular months for climbing Mt. Hood. These also are some of the most dangerous months when calls to Portland Mountain Rescue (PMR) increase. Climbers can limit their risk of becoming the next PMR rescue mission by following simple safety tips: 1. Heed the weather. Foul weather is one of the most common factors in climbing incidents in the Cascades. Always check the forecast for the mountain, not for lowland areas. Weather can change rapidly in the mountains, and it often turns nasty on the upper mountain before harsh conditions hit tree line. If a storm cycle is predicted within 24 hours of your climb, consider a different outing. Be vigilant in observing the weather as you climb and head down at the first sign of an approaching storm. Climbers should also understand that avalanche risk persists into the Spring and Summer months. 2. Start early. Rock and ice fall are a common cause of Mt. Hood injuries. The upper crater can turn into a maelstrom of rocks and ice once the sun warms the high cliffs. Start your climb in the wee morning hours, called an “alpine start,” so you can summit and be out of the crater before the sun warms the crater walls. 3. Avoid high traffic. On a clear weekend day in May or June, hundreds of climbers share the narrow chutes that lead to the summit. Traffic jams result in climbers spending too long in the areas where rock and ice fall is the most dangerous. Even careful climbers cannot always avoid knocking loose ice or rock that fall like missiles on climbers below. Novice climbers amplify these risks because they tend to move slowly and are less adept at preventing rock and ice fall. PMR encourages novice groups to climb on weekdays when traffic is lower and conditions can be much safer. 4. Get training. Although folks have climbed Mt. Hood in tennis shoes in ideal conditions and more than one dog has made it to the summit, Mt. Hood is a serious and technical climb requiring solid mountaineering skills. Organizations such as the Mazamas offer robust training programs, and guide services provide enough basic training to climb Mt. Hood with the assistance of a guide. Although backpacking and hiking experience is helpful, it is no substitute for technical mountaineering skills. 5. Climb with companions. If something goes wrong, a lone climber is just that—alone. Teammates can provide emergency assistance, call for help, go for help, or evacuate an injured companion. 6. Carry the proper gear. The conditions on Mt. Hood require different gear than hiking in the Columbia Gorge. Appropriate clothing, ice axe, crampons and a helmet are just a few of the "must have" items. Visit pmru.org for a list of essential gear.. 7. Leave your itinerary with a trusted friend or family member. Although climbers are supposed to register at the Timberline Day Lodge and complete a form describing their route, schedule and equipment, these forms are no substitute for leaving this information with a friend. No one monitors these registration forms or checks to see if climbers have returned. We only review forms after a report is received that a climber is missing or in trouble. 8. Carry an emergency communication device. PMR recommends that climbers carry a personal locator beacon or a commercial device such as a SPOT unit, both of which can be purchased from outdoor stores. Mountain Locator Units or MLUs can be rented from REI or the Mountain Shop for use on Mt. Hood. Availability, however, is limited and you should always check in advance to ensure units are available. Cell phones can be a lifesaver, but they often do not work high on Mt. Hood, and there is no service for most of the mountain below tree line. 9. Know your route and how to navigate. Navigation above tree line can be easy on a sunny day, but a nightmare the moment snow or fog moves in. Backcountry travelers should carry a map and compass and know how to navigate with them. A GPS is a plus, but should not be the primary navigation tool. 10. Carry a blue bag. An alpine start, anxiety about the climb and changes in diet are a formula for emergency bathroom breaks on the climbing route. A busy climbing season can create serious sanitation problems. Blue bags are available at the climbers registry. Please bag your poop and carry it out for proper disposal.
  7. A Benefit for the Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Center Join us for an evening of good beer, good friends, gear raffle and live music. Where: Velo Cult Bike Shop 1969 NE 42nd Ave., Portland When: February 28, Doors at 7 p.m. Advance tickets $20 via www.snowbashpdx.brownpapertickets.com $25 at the door Must be 21 years or older to attend
  8. Portland Mountain Rescue Hosts the Telluride Mountain Film Festival on Tour Please join us! For one night only, on March 14 at the Bagdad Theatre, Portland Mountain Rescue will host the Telluride Mountain Film Festival which will screen leading independent documentary films from around the world focused on outdoor adventure. Join us for a night of truly inspirational movies about the outdoors while supporting a great organization - Portland Mountain Rescue. Sponsored locally by The Mountain Shop and Club Sport, all proceeds from the event benefit Portland Mountain Rescue. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Available at The Mountain Shop and online at cascadetickets.com. Visit www.pmru.org for more information. Hope to see you there!!
  9. The weather and snow conditions of any ski climb or backcountry adventure can change drastically in a matter of minutes. Presented by Portland Mountain Rescue (PMR), join us for this informative presentation to help you stay safe in winter conditions. PMR is a volunteer group dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. When: Tuesday, February 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Where: Hillsboro REI 2235 NW Allie Hillsboro, OR 97124 Cost: Free, but registration is required: http://www.rei.com/event/48656/session/65908
  10. The Summit: Ted Wheeler's Experience on Mt. Everest Sponsored by Columbia Sportswear Wednesday, May 16, 2012 5pm to 6:30pm McMenamin's Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St. in Portland) Suggested $25 contribution, benefiting Portland Mountain Rescue Ted Wheeler, former PMR member and current Oregon State Treasurer, is hosting a talk on May 16 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his summit of Mt. Everest to benefit Portland Mountain Rescue! We would love to have a packed house for the event so please help us spread the word by inviting your friends. See you there!
  11. Visits to wild places are often deeply rewarding. These adventures also entail risks that can occasionally prove life threatening--even for the most experienced outdoors people. Join us for a safety talk focusing PLBs (Personal Locator Beacons), the MLU (Mt. Hood Mountain Locator Unit) and Avalanche Transceivers. March 14, Tualatin REI, 7-8 p.m., free. Register at http://www.rei.com/event/34866/session/43673
  12. Mt Hood

    Avalanche conditions are a real consideration anywhere on the mountain where the slope is above 20 degrees. West Crater rim avalanches ALL THE TIME, as does Wy'East and all other routes. I would recommend checking NWAC avalanche forecasts and weather forecasts from NOAA religiously before you climb, and then determining your acceptable level of risk. As it seems you have noticed, we have a one-day weather window before a fairly significant front will pass through. Good luck!
  13. Join us for a safety talk with Portland Mountain Rescue, focusing PLBs (Personal Locator Beacon), MLU (Mt. Hood Mountain Locator Unit) and Avalanche Transceivers. REI Hillsboro 2235 NW Allie Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Tuesday, February 28, 7 p.m., free.
  14. As you all have seen on NWAC we have had some considerable and high avalanche ratings. On Saturday on the South side, elev. 7100, west of Sand Canyon did some analysis and propagated a column at a CTE 1, Q 1@15cm on a East facing aspect. Had further propagation at 30cm, CTE 12 Q1. Also witnessed three locations of cornice collapse, from 7100ft down to 6000ft. On Rainier on Sunday, had a CTE 8 Q2 at 5800ft on a 28deg slope, north facing aspect. Time for conservative route selection, folks!
  15. The weather and snow conditions of any backcountry adventure can change drastically in a matter of minutes. Presented by Portland Mountain Rescue (PMR), join us for this informative presentation to help you stay safe in winter conditions. PMR is a volunteer group dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. Wednesday, February 29, 7-8:30 p.m., Tualatin REI 7410 SW Bridgeport Rd (exit 290 off I-5) Tigard, OR 97224. Free. Register at: http://www.rei.com/stores/36 See you there!
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