Mt Hood missing climbers update: military helicopter called in as avalanche conditions prevent foot search

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 13, 2009 11:03 am

The seach continues for two missing climbers on Mt Hood.  The body of a third climber, Luke T. Gullberg of Des Moines, WA was discovered sometime around 10am Saturday morning.

Unfortunately for rescuers, the information provided by the climbers on the climbing register was incomplete.  Interviews with friends provided more incomplete and conflicting information.  Rather than a single area in which to search, authorities have multiple.

Allan Brettman of The Oregonian has reported that two climbers from Portland Mountain and Rescue boarded a military helicopter to help guide a search for Katie Nolan, 29, of Southeast Portland and Anthony Vietti, 24, of Longview, Wash.. 

Foot search has been called off today because of avalanche conditions.

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