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Oregon rescuers search for missing climbers
CNN.com ^ | 12/11/2006 | Staff writer

Posted on 12/11/2006 11:48:19 AM PST by surfer

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Another group of people missing Oregon. Anyone have any information that could be helpful?
1 posted on 12/11/2006 11:48:21 AM PST by surfer
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A winter climb in the Cascades is extremely serious business - they'd better be exceptionally experienced and well-equipped even to have thought about such a thing, but the article says they took only "minimal" gear so they may not be the sharpest tools in the shed. Of course, lots of people get away with zipping up and down Mt. Hood in a day, but it's the very accessibility that helps to make it a death trap to many people who shouldn't be there......


2 posted on 12/11/2006 11:53:50 AM PST by Enchante (America-haters and Terrorists Around the World Embrace Chamberlain Democrats)
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Based on family member responses they are experienced climbers with global climbing experience including McKinley.

It says they created a snow cave just below the summit. They were going to take one of the 3 variations up the north face. Does anyone have direct experience with this route on Mount Hood?


3 posted on 12/11/2006 11:58:38 AM PST by surfer
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It is ridiculous for anyone to be climbing Hood at this time of year. They put others in danger because of their arrogance.


4 posted on 12/11/2006 11:59:37 AM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: surfer

Going to be a long wait for Global Warming to rescue them; might have to use a bunch of CO2.


5 posted on 12/11/2006 12:01:52 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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They sound like a lot of people in the Northwest who I knew when I lived there who think that, because they live in the Northwest and are regarded by the rest of the country as hardy mountaineers, they are natural mountain climbers who can just head out for a "day on the hill."

There's a reason a few people die every year in those mountains and dozens are lost and require rescue teams to carry them out. It's because they have no idea how much skill, training, and preparation it takes to climb in the Cascades year-round, let alone during the winter.

Yet the Left wants to penalize people eat fast food while each of these rescue operations costs in the tens of thousands depending on the difficulty of the rescue.
6 posted on 12/11/2006 12:03:23 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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The Oregon wilderness is kicking our butt, it is a quagmire...we need to pull out.
7 posted on 12/11/2006 12:12:34 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Maybe they were taping an episode for one of Discovery Channel's adventure shows.


8 posted on 12/11/2006 12:24:15 PM PST by rabidralph
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I hope they prepaid for their rescue. Otherwise, leave them there until rescue personnel are bored or need a training mission.


9 posted on 12/11/2006 12:31:21 PM PST by Niteranger68 (Life's greatest obstacle is in the mirror.)
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To: surfer; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; coffeebreak; ...

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10 posted on 12/11/2006 5:51:25 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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LOL! Well, this is a tragic situation, and I hope they are able to rescue all the climbers.


11 posted on 12/11/2006 5:53:56 PM PST by Abigail Adams
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
they are natural mountain climbers who can just head out for a "day on the hill."

A cousin's husband was one of those until he had a close call on Mt Hood. He found another hobby.

12 posted on 12/11/2006 8:48:51 PM PST by daybreakcoming
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Climbing routes on Hood per www.mountain-guiding.com


13 posted on 12/11/2006 8:57:27 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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I heard on radio news that rescuers are going to try searching again today. Forecast is for heavy snow.


14 posted on 12/12/2006 9:24:05 AM PST by Abigail Adams
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To: surfer

Interesting article here:

http://www.startribune.com/484/story/870006.html


15 posted on 12/12/2006 12:13:17 PM PST by Abigail Adams
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Any news today on the rescue?


16 posted on 12/13/2006 9:26:29 AM PST by Abigail Adams
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Whats with all this media attention for the lost climbers, and before that the lost Kim? None of these lost persons were pretty young women, so nobody is supposed to care.


17 posted on 12/13/2006 9:34:22 AM PST by Plutarch
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Visit oregonlive.com for latest news. Doesn't look good, snow today and tomorrow and heavy winds tomorrow night.


18 posted on 12/13/2006 11:28:51 AM PST by onehipdad (Praying for the enlightenment of dumba$$ liberals everywhere....)
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More info...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,236182,00.html

Also www.kgw.com typically has good coverage.

T-Mobile is reporting they are still getting pings from one of the climbers phones and have pinpointed his location within 500 meters. SAR just needs a break in the weather.

http://www.skimountaineer.com/CascadeSki/CascadeWebCams.php

Here are some webcams if you want to check the weather up there.

Hopefully they will be found alive.


19 posted on 12/13/2006 11:54:03 AM PST by surfer
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Thanks for the links! I do hope they get a break in the weather soon.


20 posted on 12/13/2006 12:31:00 PM PST by Abigail Adams
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