/ NEWS: Dog Saves Climbers on Killer Mountain

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Michael Ryan - on 20 Feb 2007
Over 100 climbers have died on Mount Hood since the 1970's, the latest last December.

Last Sunday three climbers fell 500ft, Global Positioning System gear, beacons and a dog called, Velvet helped in their survival and quick rescue by Portland Mountain Rescue team.

Story in the news.. http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/
prana on 20 Feb 2007 - 88-107-173-97.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com: the sooner mandatory beacons are introduced, the better
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/19/climber.safety.ap/index.html
jools - on 20 Feb 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Portland has an MRT??? More of an island than a mountain...
Michael Ryan - on 20 Feb 2007
In reply to prana:

Thanks Prana, news item updated with the link and the question.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/

Could similar legislation or recommendations be introduced in the Scottish mountains in winter especially in the light of the recent tragic deaths in the Cairngorms?

Mick
Morgan Woods - on 20 Feb 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

I'm guessing most people here would think it comes down to personal responsibility rather than mandatory beacons.
Michael Ryan - on 20 Feb 2007
In reply to jools:
> (In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com)
>
> Portland has an MRT??? More of an island than a mountain...

Lots of mountains around Portland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_Range

Weather is very maritime, making the Cascades one of the most trecherous alpine areas in the USA.

Mick

yesbutnobutyesbut - on 20 Feb 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Dog Saves climbers on Killer mountain!

Do you have a second job writing sensationalist crap headlines for the Daily Star?
prana on 20 Feb 2007 - 88-107-173-97.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:
<disclaimer>the views expressed by prana were only made to spark discussion and not those of prana himself</>

<retreats back under bridge>
Michael Ryan - on 20 Feb 2007
In reply to yesbutnobutyesbut:
> (In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com)
>
> Dog Saves climbers on Killer mountain!
>
> Do you have a second job writing sensationalist crap headlines for the Daily Star?

I'll have you know yesbutnobutyesbut I took great pleasure in writing that headline.
Michael Ryan - on 20 Feb 2007
In reply to yesbutnobutyesbut:
> (In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com)
>
> Dog Saves climbers on Killer mountain!
>
> Do you have a second job writing sensationalist crap headlines for the Daily Star?

yesbutnobutyesbut, could you please suggest a serious Guardian type headline?

Thanks,

Mick

Regis Von Goatlips on 20 Feb 2007 - cache-rtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:
The Guardian: Who the HELL Brings A Dog to the Summit of Mount Hood?
Regis Von Goatlips on 20 Feb 2007 - cache-rtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:
Seriously, this is all over the telly in the states. The rescue team insists that but for that puppy lying across them they might not have survived.
Looked happy as a clam. lol
One member (?) slid 500 feet and is hospitalized with a "non life threatening head injury".
What's that? A scratch?
Laubie on 20 Feb 2007
In reply to Regis Von Goatlips:

Thats funny man Why take your dog to the Summit?
Regis Von Goatlips on 20 Feb 2007 - cache-rtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com
In reply to Laubie:
Is it just me?
Am I the only one here that loves them so much that I'd not put them in danger of
rock fall
crevases
hypothermia
etc etc
puppys are a real pain to fit for crampons too.
Or did I simply misread you?

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