PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Happy Valley man was rescued after a 700-foot fall from the Old Chute area near the summit of Mount Hood.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a 43-year-old man climbing up a popular route up the mountain’s western face lost his ice axe and tumbled down the steep and icy mountainside.
A rescue team reached the climber just before 10:30 a.m.
Soon after, an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter landed nearby, lowered a litter and flew the climber to a Portland-area hospital.
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