Hogsback 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 lower the injured climber from the Hogsback in a rescue litter. The litter and other rescue equipment were brought to the scene by PMR rescuer Rocky Henderson (center - with red shirt and white helmet), along with several members of American Medical Response. The climber was evacuated using a Sno-Cat that was waiting at 9,100-feet on the mountain.
Photo © John Wang - Used with permission - www.johnwang.com