Outside Magazine recently published an article titled, Why Are So Many Climbers in Trouble on Mount Hood This Year? It’s written by Dr. Christopher Van Tilburg, a longtime volunteer rescue mountaineer with The Crag Rats and Portland Mountain Rescues, an ER doctor and medical examiner in Hood River, Oregon, who has climbed Mount Hood a couple dozen times.
“Normally, we have four or five missions by early June,” said Van Tilburg. “This year, we’ve just been completely inundated with missions. We’ve had a total of 24 rescue days so far and we’re only at June 2. I think the reason is, for one, there are a lot of people
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