Climber’s death on popular Oregon peak underscores dangers

  • Oregon’s Mount Hood is seen from Timberline Lodge on the south side of the mountain, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Authorities say a climber who fell up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) and was airlifted off Mount Hood has died. Several climbers remain stranded on the mountain and one has injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Rescuers are working to reach the remaining climbers. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. — Oregon’s tallest peak rises above the streets of downtown Portland, its gorgeous snow-capped slopes luring 10,000 climbers a year.