Ascent of Mount Hood in 1992-05

Climber: Bob Bolton

Others in Party:Rhonda Bolton
Dave Allen
Rob McNabb
Lee Johnson
Kelly Bock
Date:May, 1992
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hood
    Elevation:11239 ft / 3425 m

Ascent Trip Report

Two weeks after her successful attempt on Mt. St. Helens, my wife was raring to go on Hood. She struggled through the dark hours, but when the sun came up her spirits perked up and from then on she was blessed with an iron will. Unfortunately elevation sickness symptoms hounded her, but she joyously summited. This event effectively ended her climbing career. During the ascent above the hogsback a lone climber appeared on the west side of Crater Rock and started hollering for help. One of his party had been hit by a big boulder coming down off Crater Rock and was seriously injured. Kelly Bock, one of our party members, had a cell phone and dialed 911 to get the rescue started. We watched from the summit as the rescue progressed.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5339 ft / 1627 m
    Route:Standard south route
    Trailhead:Timberline Lodge  5900 ft / 1798 m
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope

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