Wednesday, December 13, 2006

No news from Mount Hood

Photo from the Oregonian
Three climbers stranded on Oregon's Mount Hood haven't been heard from, despite the fact that one still has a working cell phone with reception.
According to
UPI, one of the men called his family Sunday to say they were in trouble. They haven't been heard from since. Two rescue crews of 40 people have been kept off the mountain by severe weather, and more bad weather is expected to move in today.
The question is, are the men waiting it out in a shelter or are they, like seven students and two teachers from Portland's Oregon Episcopal School who were trapped in a blizzard on the mountain in 1986, dead?

An expert told the Oregonian the climbers could survive for another week.

For a map of the area from the Oregonian, click here

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