Mt. Hood Update: Bad Weather Hampers Efforts

A quick note to update everyone on what’s going on out in Oregon, where two climbers remain missing today, after failing to return from a summit attempt on Mt. Hood last Friday. Search and Rescue efforts have been further hampered today with the onset of inclement weather, which has resulted in whiteout conditions on the mountain.

SAR teams continued to search for Anthony Vietti and Katie Nolan yesterday, employing the use of several helicopters, but so far to no avail. Vietti and Nolan’s companion Luke Gullberg was found dead on the Reed Glacier on Saturday, but there has been no sign of them as of yet. Gullberg’s body was located at about 9000 feet, and search teams have been wary of going higher on the mountain due to fears of avalanches thanks to recent snowfall. More snow fell over night, and is expected to continue for some time.

For the latest update, check out the video below. Keep your fingers crossed folks. Miracles do happen as we’ve seen in the past.

Kraig Becker

2 thoughts on “Mt. Hood Update: Bad Weather Hampers Efforts”

  1. in our thoughts and prayers. I hope everything is ok. its horrible to read something like this and I just hope they make it back safe.

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