Climbers (plus dog) Stranded on Mount Hood

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CNN.com is reporting that three climbers and their dog are stranded on Mount Hood. Apparently the two women and a man, set out with their Labrador retriever to summit Mount Hood, and were caught in bad weather, slipped off a ledge and fell to another ledge below.

Resucers report that the team is well equipped, has cold weather gear, and sleeping bags, and are now huddled together for warmth while they await rescue. Weather conditions are not great in the area, and a storm could dump as much as two feet of snow on the mountain today. Mountain rescue teams were waiting until dawn before they could attempt a rescue.

Hopefully we’ll hear more about this as the day goes on. Keep your fingers crossed that everything will come out ok. For what it’s worth, this sounds like a completely different story from the eventst that occured on Hood back in December, and the fact that they have warm gear will help them a lot. More as it becomes available.

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