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66 Year Old Fatality on Mount Hood

Ward Milo Maxfield who is 66 died after falling 300 feet on Mount Hood on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Authorities believe he suffered a medical event before the fall as he did not attempt to self-arrest.

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Snow Dragon Ice Cave on West Side of Mount Hood Partially Collapses

The warm temperatures have caused Mount Hood’s most famous snow cave — the Snow Dragon to collapse at the end of January (but is widely reported now)..

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Climber Falls 1,000 Feet From Hood Summit

KPTV – FOX 12 Robert Cormier, a Jersey City, New Jersey, fell 1,000 down the north side of Mount Hood from the summit about 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. A helicopter was sent to investigate and found no signs … Continue reading

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Hood Snowpack Surges from 50 to 99% of Normal

Late season snow has increased Mount Hood’s snowpack to from 50% to 99% of normal.

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Late Season Snows Bring Mount Hood Snowpack Up to Near Normal

The Pacific Northwest has been suffering from very low snowpack. However heavy snows in February pushed its snowpack up 30 percent to 86 percent of normal on Mount Hood. Other areas south of Mount Hood and in California are still … Continue reading

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Mount Hood Snowpack 23 to 40 percent of Normal

Snowpack in the Mount Hood area is 23 to 40 percent of normal — among the lowest in recorded history.

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Warm Springs Pow Wow on Mount Hood on Sepember 28

The Warm Springs tribe (known as the Tenino people) have a right by treaty to use the area around Government Camp on Mount Hood. The Mt. Hood Tribal Heritage Center, named Wiwnu Wash, opened at the Mount Skibowl in 2012. … Continue reading

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Polish Military Officer Killed on Climbers Left Chute on Mount Hood

Authorities report 32-year-old Sebastian Kinasiewic, a Polish military officer, was killed on Mount Hood. His body was discovered at 9500 feet in the couloir Climbers Left Chute

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Ice Cave Collapse Kills Mount Hood Snowboarder

An ice cave collapse on the White River Glacier killed snowboarde Collin Backowski. Officials noted warm weather has contributed to instability on the mountain. Rescuers find body of Mt. Hood snowboarder – Yahoo! News.

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Body spotted on Mt. Hood believed that of climber

A body found by a helicopter on Mount Hood at 8,400 feet on Sandy Glacier is believed to be that of missing climber Kinley Adams who has been missing since June 22. Rescue operations were hampered first by bad weather … Continue reading

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