Deceased climber found on Mt Hood, search continues for other two

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 12, 2009 6:17 pm

According to the Clackamus County Sheriff’s Office, a deceased climber has been found at Reid Glacier, the 9000 ft. level on Mt. Hood.   Cause of death not known. Luke T. Gullberg, 26, of Des Moines, Wash. was identified as the deceased.  Search and rescue continue to search for the other two climbers.

The identity of the other missing climbers was revealed tonight as Anthony Vietti, 24, of Longview, Wash., and Katie Nolan, 29, of Portland.

Under “icy and treacherous” weather, Portland Mountain Rescue searched around Reid Glacier, where the three had planned to make a highly technical ascent of the west side.

The three climbers had been reported as missing on Friday at 2pm.

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