GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. - GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say whiteout conditions on Oregon's Mount Hood will prevent mountaineers or aircraft from searching for two climbers who have been missing on the state's tallest mountain since the weekend.
A winter storm Tuesday is expected to dump at least a foot of snow on the slopes where 24-year-old Anthony Vietti of Longview, Wash., and 29-year-old Katie Nolan of Portland, went for a climb on Friday with 26-year-old Luke Gullberg of Des Moines, Wash.
Searchers found Gullberg's body Saturday. An autopsy showed he suffered minor injuries in a fall and died of hypothermia.
Bad weather has hampered the search for the two climbers from the start, with overnight snowfall repeatedly raising the risks of an avalanche.