Climber Dies On Mt. Hood

Photo: Portland Mountain Rescue

A climber died in a fall on Sunday at Mt. Hood.

The 63-year-old man and his son were descending the mountain using the popular Old Chute route when he fell 500 feet.

Rescuers had to use caution reaching the man's location, because of dangerous vents where toxic gases are released from the volcano.

The man was dead when they reached him. He was brought down the mountain on a sled to Timberline Lodge. His name has not been released.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says this can be a dangerous time to climb the mountain, because warm temperatures can cause a lot of ice and rocks to fall.

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