Search and Rescue doing more rescues due to inexperience, social media

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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