American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Falls on Snow, Falling Rocks, Oregon, Mount Hood

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  • Publication Year: 1993

FALLS ON SNOW, FALLING ROCKS

Oregon, Mount Hood

Following on from the previous report, this summary is presented. Four other accidents involving a combination of falling on snow and falling rocks were reported from Mount Hood from last year. One included a 14 year old boy who slid over a cliff on the south side of the mountain just below Hogsback. He fell 200 yards to his death, and his 12 year old brother, who tried to get to him, was injured in the process as well. Some of the people involved were hikers, some were climbers. Because they were on technical terrain, above timberline, on ice and snow, if an accident occurs, they are considered to be climbing, and are included in the data. (Source: Jed Williamson and various reports from Jeff Scheetz)

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