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  1. http://www.summitpost.org/album/252008/mt-hood-rescue-overview.html I afraid to post and suffer the abuse but go to the above for a pretty good summary. Watch the youtube videos.
  2. I can't tell the difference between the moderators and newbies. The high post members must be editing their profiles to look like they have been here awhile.
  3. If Mr James wasn't hurt then why did they split up? Something wrong here?
  4. http://www.summitpost.org/route/155414/cooper-spur.html Summitpost.org has a wealth of information, history, and photos. To answer psistrom earlier; I think it's just above the Chimneys area of the NF above Cooper Spur. Check out http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150189/mount-hood.html#chapter_2 as well.
  5. http://www.johann-sandra.com/mountaindir.htm You might find it here. Under Mt Hood their is a choice for routes.
  6. Welcome to the Cascade Climbers Forum Ed. What Makalu7 just said needs to be repeated and broadcast to all who venture into the wilderness over and over. Thank you for your post from I'm sure lots of personal responsibility and anziety while spending most of your life climbing. If you're not Ed Viesturs then you have learned everything he has whild attaining and acomplishing all the the climbing goals we all have. Thanks again and this needs to be repeated over and over. Prayers to the families and let them know that we are here in support.
  7. They need to fly the C130 in a wider sweep around the base of the mountain to look for targets.
  8. OK. This guy is not going to say much because they need to talk to the families. Don't speculate but this is where Kelley James should be and he obviously left. They know more but probably won't release it until later. Leaving the summit speaks volumes.
  9. Gary Tiffany (spelling). Found two ice axes, sleeping bag, etc. No people. Damn They self rescued up to the summit and then where. They would have taken their stuff to self rescue.
  10. Another press conference soon. You would think the guys in the media would have a scanner and would have found the tac freq's being used. They didn't ask if anyone would spend the night at the summit.
  11. They just said they will leave the summit at 4 pm that's two hours from now. I can't understand why someone doesn't say anything about the guy probing the snow on the Y you can clearly see?? It looks like there is one guy probing on the ridge below the summit.
  12. I don't have the link but it is KOIN-KPTV so google it. Please be nice. There is plenty of room and banwidth here to have a few questions outside the lines. Looks like it might take some time however.
  13. The CNN guy that is interviewing the Capt Mike from the Sherriff's office is doing a fantastic job of interviewing. He is asking all the right questions and obviouly understands common sense. It looks like they are digging an anchor hole in the summitt. I assume to rig up ropes to dsecend and or bring up things and or people. They could fly them off using the Chinook right from the summit. I don't think they can land however. It looks to unstable and not flat. He could hover with just the backend but that could break loose an avalanch? Just thinking outloud.
  14. If you jumped in your car to go get a six pack and you ran into a closed freeway due to construction and there was a 10 mile backup with no way to get off the freeway. Did you check traffic.com to see if there were any accidents? No. These guys went to great lengths to be safe. We can't ever second guess them. It's just like Katrina and everyone was trying to fix blame. It was a 175 mph huricanne for petes sake. It's going to hurt someone. Same thing here.
  15. Foot prints go towards the summit and disappear. You would think with drifting snow that the footprints are recent or very recent. That may be great news. This is strangly similar to the high school kids that spent 13 days in a snow cave in 1975. I hope this one has the same outcome.
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