Happy Valley man seriously injured after falling near Mount Hood summit

The 43-year-old climber fell close to 700 feet from the summit ridge near the Old Chute area. He was rescued by helicopter and flown to a Portland-area hospital.

MOUNT HOOD VILLAGE, Ore. — A Happy Valley man was seriously injured after falling close to 700 feet near the summit of Mount Hood, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said in a news release. 

Around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, first responders learned that the 43-year-old climber fell from the summit ridge near the Old Chute area on Mount Hood. Witnesses said he lost his ice axe and fell to the rocks above the Hot Rocks fumarole.

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