Starting 1, January 2007 the rangers will be frisking all climers for firearms. There has been some "chatter" that climbers are more prone to suicide. In an effort to reduce deaths, the rangers will be frisking all climbers at mountain trailheads for firearms between the hours of 10:00AM to 2:00PM M-F. Please note that frisking will be on a co-ed basis. All weapons confiscated will not be returned and you will need to pay for this.
Have a good day.
The chatter is correct. Anyone who climbs Mt. Hood without an MLU is definitely suicidal.
It sure is a shame the three climbers hated life so much they chose to commit suicide in that manner.