Mission Summaries 1995 – 2001

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2001 Mission Summary – 12 Missions • 810 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
Jan 13-14 Near Estacada (Oregon) Missing Person (Bipolar Disorder) Not Found 13
Mar 23 Mount Hood (Pearly Gates) Injured Climber (Sprains & Bruises) Ground Evacuation 2
May 30 Wallowa Mountains (Oregon) Missing Hikers Stand-By Only N/A
Jun 20 Timothy Lake (Oregon) Suicidal Man Recalled Before Arrival 3
Jul 1 Mount Hood (Hogsback) Injured Climber (Broken Ankle) Ground Evacuation 5
Jul 4 Mount Hood (Zig-Zag Canyon) Injured Hiker (Disloc. Shoulder) & Injured Dog Ground Evacuation of Man & Dog (With PNW SAR) 3
Jul 14 Timothy Lake (Oregon) Auto Accident Body Recovery 8
Aug 27 Mount Hood(White River Glacier) Injured Climber (Ankle Sprain & Facial Lacerations) Ground Evacuation From Glacier 17
Aug 31 Molalla Area (Oregon) Missing Hunter Recalled Before Arrival 5
Sep 5-6, 8 Mount Hood (Cloud Cap) Missing Hiker (Hungarian) Not Found 17
Oct 20-21 Bagby Hot Springs (Estacada, OR) Spa Guest Injured In 50' Fall Off Cliff (Broken Leg) Recalled Before Arrival 7
Nov 10 Broken Top (Near Bend, OR) Missing Hiker Not Found 8
Nov 14 Table Rock (Near Molalla, OR) Missing Hiker Found OK by Forest Worker 6


2000 Mission Summary – 16 Missions • 1,050 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
Jan 9 Mount Hood (Salmon River Canyon) Sno-Cat Missing Near Avalanche Area Recalled Before Reaching Scene 9
Jan 10-11 Mount Hood (Below Timberline) Missing Downhill Skier (Hypothermia) Ground Evacuation 10
Jan 23-24 Mount Hood (Timberline) Missing Snowboarder (Hypothermia) Ground Evacuation 7
Jan 30 Mount Hood (Illumination Saddle) Injured Climbers (Hypothermia & Frostbite) Ground Evacuation (Via Sno-Cat) 4
Feb 19 Mount Hood (Castle Crags) Climber Reported In Danger After Blowing Whistle Recalled Before Arrival (False Alarm) 6
Mar 6 Mount Hood (South Side) Injured Climber (Back Injury) (Korean) Ground Evacuation 14
Apr 8 Mount Hood (South Side) Injured Climber (Serious Wounds to Chin & Forearm) Ground Evacuation (RAT Team) 5
May 7 Mount Hood (Sandy Headwall) 2 Missing Climbers Stand-By Only (Walked Out) N/A
May 14 Skamania County (Washington) 8-Year-Old Girl Lost While Sleepwalking Found OK 8
May 20 Mount Hood (Devil's Kitchen) Injured Climber (Fell – Leg Injury) Ground Evacuation 8
Jun 20 Mount Hood (Sandy Glacier) 2 Injured Climbers (Hip & Wrist) PMR Stabilized / Air Evacuation by Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron 6
Jul 3 Mount Hood (South Side) 2 Missing Climbers Ground Evacuation 7
Sep 15 Mount Hood (South Side) Suicidal Man(Mild Hypothermia) Recalled Before Reaching 8
Oct 2-3 Mount Mitchell(Oregon) Missing Person Not Found 9
Nov7 Central Washington(Near Morton) Deceased Hunter (Fell – Head Injury) Body Recovery 5
Nov 25 Mount Hood (South Side) 3 Missing Climbers Found OK – Walked Out 3
Dec 23 Mount Hood(South Side) 2 Missing Extreme Skiers (Fatigue) 1 Ground Evacuation /1 Walked Out 11


1999 Mission Summary – 11 Missions • 1,628 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
Jan 2 Mount Hood (Hogsback) Injured Climber (Fell 300 Feet) Ground Evacuation 8
Jan 10 Mount Hood (South Side) Missing Climbers in Blizzard (Hypothermia) Ground Evacuation 9
Jan 24 Mount Hood (Timberline) Injured Snowboarder (Fell Into Lot) Ground Evacuation 3
May 23-24 Mount Hood (Cooper Spur) 2 Deceased Climbers Body Recoveries 11
Jun 21-22 Fish Creek Mtn. (Oregon) Deceased Camper (Head Injury) Body Recovery 6
Jul 3-6 & Aug 11-12 Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness(Oregon) Missing Hiker Not Found 25
Jul 17 Mount Hood(Hogsback) Injured Climber – Rock Hit Chest (Internal Injuries) Ground Evacuation 9
Jul 17 Mount Hood (Paradise Park) 2 Missing Climbers Ground Evacuation 5
Jul 29-30 Mount Adams Missing Climber Ground Evacuation 13
Sep 23 Lookout Mountain(Oregon) Injured Hiker – Fell 40' Off Cliff(Internal Injuries) PMR Stabilized / Air Evacuation by Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron 5
Oct 14-16 Mount Hood (Top Spur Trail) Missing Hiker Ground Evacuation 34


1998 Mission Summary

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
Dec 27 Oregon Coast Range Mountains (Near Vernonia) Hunter Stranded By Flash Flood (Hypothermia) Ground Evacuation 6


1997 Mission Summary – 8 Missions • 609 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
Mar 7-9 Mount Hood (South Side) Missing Snowboarder Ground Evacuation 13
Mar 20 Mount Hood (Below Timberline) Missing Snowboarder Ground Evacuation 11
Mar 31 – Apr 1 Mount Hood (South Side) 4 Overdue Climbers OK – Walked Out on 2nd Day 12
Jun 8 Mount Hood (Sandy Glacier) Injured Climber (Broken Leg) PMR Stabilized /Air Evacuation by Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron 10
Jun 11 Mount Hood (South Side) Missing Climber OK – Walked Out (RAT Team) 7
Jun 14 Mount Hood (South Side) Injured Downhill Skier OK – Walked Out (RAT Team) 5
Sep 29 Mount Hood (Cooper Spur) 2 Overdue Climbers Ground Evacuation 11
Nov 7 Mount Hood (South Side) Overdue Snowboarder OK – Walked to Timberline Lodge 6


1996 Mission Summary – 11 Missions • 650 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
Jan 5 Mount Hood (Newton Creek) Injured X-Country Skier Recalled Before Arrival 6
Jan 27 Mount Hood Ski Bowl (Back) 2 Missing Downhill Skiers Ground Evacuation 7
Jan 28 Mount Hood Ski Bowl (Back) Missing Downhill Skier & Stranded Ski Patrol Skier OK – Walked Out On Own /Patrol Found OK 5
Feb 16-17 Mount Hood (Reid Glacier) Lost Climbers(Mild Hypothermia) Ground Evacuation Using MLU
17 Feb 21 Roaring River(Oregon) Airplane Crash Body Recovery 10
Mar 8 Roaring River(Oregon) Airplane Crash Evidence Recovery 8
Apr 1 Mount Hood(South Side) 3 Stranded Climbers Ground Evacuation Using MLU 5
May 2 Mount Hood(Burnt Lake) Overdue Hiker Ground Evacuation 8
Jun 1-2 Mount Hood(Yocum Ridge) Stranded Climber (Mild Hypothermia) PMR Stabilized /Air Evacuation by Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron 13
Jul 1 Columbia Gorge (Munra Point) Impaired Hiker (Dehydrated) OK – Escorted Out 11
Oct 28 Mount Hood(Timberline) Disoriented Person(Drugs?) OK – Found Hitch Hiking 2


1995 Mission Summary – 13 Missions • 822 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
N/A Mount Hood (Devil's Kitchen) Injured Climbers PMR Stabilized /Air Evacuation by Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron N/A
N/A Mount Hood(Devil's Kitchen) Injured Climbers PMR Stabilized / Air Evacuation by Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron N/A
N/A Mount Hood (Devil's Kitchen) Injured Climbers Ground Evacuation N/A
N/A Mount Hood(Reid Glacier) Injured Climbers PMR Stabilized / Air Evacuation by Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron N/A
N/A Mount Hood(Reid Glacier) Injured Climbers Ground Evacuation N/A
N/A Mount Hood (South Side) 3 Overdue Climbers OK – Walked Out N/A
N/A Mount Hood (Cathedral Ridge) Missing Climber Not Found N/A
N/A Columbia Gorge (Crown Point) Inebriated Person – Fell Off Cliff Ground Evacuation N/A
N/A Columbia Gorge (Oneonta Trail) Stranded Hiker Ground Evacuation N/A
N/A Mount Jefferson (South Ridge) Injured Climber Ground Evacuation N/A
N/A Three Sisters Wilderness 2 Missing Climbers Not Found N/A
N/A Ripplebrook (Estacada, OR) Injured Person – Fell Off Bridge Ground Evacuation N/A
N/A Sandy River Gorge Auto Accident Ground Evacuation & Body Recovery N/A