One climber dies, others rescued on Oregon’s tallest peak

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say all climbers who had been stranded on Oregon’s tallest mountain are safe.

More than a half-dozen had been climbing near Mount Hood’s peak on Tuesday when they encountered tumbling rocks and falling ice. One climber fell to his death.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says rescuers assisted three climbers to safety.

The sheriff’s office says rescuers used a sled and a rope system to bring down a woman who said she was unable to move.

Steve Rollins of Portland Mountain Rescue said the woman arrived at the Timberline Lodge just before 8 p.m.

The other climbers made it down on their own.

The lodge sits at about 6,000 feet