weather not good on hood
This is a link to cams on Mount hood. The weather for today as seen on the cams is horrible. They are saying close to 100 mile an hour winds and 18 inches more snow. I continue to follow this rescue by linking onto the climbers forum that Bill listed ( Cascade climbers). Guys hang in there!!!!!!!!
The climbing world is pulling for you.
weather has cleared
This is the window we have been waiting for. Guys they are coming for you. Hang in there. May god help search and rescue find them today and bring them home safely.
Why didn't these guys carry a gps? In the 4 minute phone call the guy in the snow cave called his brother, he could have relayed coordinates. Seems that a $150 piece of tech hardware could be a real life saver.
(btw: James Kim didn't have a gps, although he was a major gadget freak, not that it would have saved them, but they could have at least seen where they were and possibly turned back to the town before they got stuck)
News conference at 5:00 P.m. eastern time. Two climbers found on north side but can't confirm if it is two of the 3 climbers they are looking for. For up to the minute info go to climbers.com - cascade mountain forum.
What they had or didn't have lets wait until they are found and then they can give us all the details. Hang in ther guys your almost there.
Please keep us posted. I have internet, but no CNN right now.
News update said the plane had to come back to refuel. When it went back up they did not see anyone. They are guessing they saw rocks instead of people. The planes will continue to fly but searchers are coming down off the mountain. The highest they got today was 10,600 feet.
These guys should have popped out of their snow caves by now.
I can't believe the rescuers are headed back down the mountain. The weather is stable and they should be handle a much longer day. Climbers on Everest have 18+ hour summit days in much colder weather.
Reports are some of the south side climbers on the rescue teams came down with fristbite on their faces. Close to white-out conditions.
Here is a look at Mt Hood thanks to Google maps.
Here is a live picture from Timberline on Mt Hood. If you refresh this page you will get the updated image. It looks like a very clear day today!