Mt Hood missing climbers: raw video footage of Monday’s search

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 15, 2009 11:18 am

Crags, extreme avalanche conditions, and a beast of a mountain.  Rescue workers braved all that and more on Monday in their search for Katie Nolan and Anthony Vietti.

Unfortunately, today’s search for the missing climbers has been suspended because of whiteout conditions on the mountain.  Captain Steve Bomar of the Oregon Military Department called the avalanche danger “severe.”

A doctor will meet with missing climbers’ family members sometime today to talk about survivability.  Dr. Dan Handel, an emergency room physician, quoted by Noelle Crombie of The Oregonian, “You can go without eating a couple of days,” he said. “It all depends on whether they were able to protect themselves from the elements.”

Searchers are hoping there might be a small break in the weather today, much like there was yesterday, and they will be able to continue the search.

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