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article imageThree Lost On Mt Hood - one climber found dead.

By Telafree     Dec 17, 2006 in World
Helicopters dropped pararescuers on top of Mt Hood after spotting a snow cave but only found 2 axes, ice tools, Anchor straps and ropes. One climber was found dead. A chinook helicopter is picking rescuers up off the mountain and air search will continu
One of the climbers has been found dead, says Portland Mountain Rescue.
The authorities involved with the search are now saying that the signal could possibly be a 'Y" which is 'climber' speak for 'yes, we are in here'. What is not known is how long that 'Y' has been there. Climbers are all over the summit of hood and are starting to descend down to where the cave is believed to be, around the 300 foot mark down from the summit. It looks as though the rescuers have reached the area of that Y signal and snow cave. and have been able to search inside it. A sleeping PAD, ice axes and other equipment were found in the snow cave, but there were no people inside. Other Climbers are speculating that perhaps the 'Y' was an arrow and also asking the question why the Sheriff took two days to give the climbers note that was found in the Ranger station to rescue crewd.The rescue will continue until the sun sets here in Oregon.
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