Hogback Rescue July 2001
On July 1, 2001, an inexperienced climber fell into a crevasse in the crater of 11,239-foot Mount Hood. He slipped, lost his ice axe and was unable to self arrest, sliding 300 feet from the Hogsback to a crevasse at the rim of a large fumarole (a volcanic vent).
In this photo, two members of Western Montana Search and Rescue and other climbers on the mountain that day begin to rig a rope rescue apparatus. The victim was lucky that experienced rescuers happened to be there when he fell into the dangerous crevasse.
Photo © John Wang - Used with permission - www.johnwang.com