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Climber Dies on Mt. Hood

A climber is dead after a fall on Mount Hood on Sunday. Shortly after 5 p.m. the two climbers fell 200 feet on the west side of the mountain. One of the injured climbers was able to call 911 using a Garmin inReach device. Rescue teams faced treacherous conditions on the mountain with a heightened risk of avalanches and winds reaching up to 70 mph. Improved visibility Monday allowed a third team of rescuers to reach the two climbers but one was dead. The 2nd climber was evacuated in critical condition. Due to the high avalanche hazard, the climber who died was left on the mountain, with plans for a recovery mission when conditions improve. The identities of both climbers have not been released at this time.

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