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caverpilot

Accident on Mt. Hood

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Considering the sheet of ice photo that Water posted on social media, I'm not surprised to see this today! Apparently helicopter footage shows someone doing CPR... not good... and 7 stranded? 

http://www.kptv.com/story/37496370/search-and-rescue-crews-respond-to-fallen-climber-on-mount-hood (video)

https://www.opb.org/news/article/climber-fall-mount-hood-rescue/

 

Rrrrrough! 

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Dismayed at the national reporting, but not surprised. 

Calling the mountain extra treacherous this time of year. The narrative that the group that parked themselves at the hogsback could not descend due to treacherous and unstable conditions. The fact of the matter is they were in shock and the reality of ever present objective danger on the mountain was acutely focused for them, understandably so. Suddenly they realized they had climbed beyond their abilities. But rescue was able to charge up to them and escort them down. But to be clear, it was not the mountain that prevented them from descending, it was their own ability and mental state. 

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