Injured climber airlifted off Oregon mountain, at least 4 still stranded

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) An Oregon Army National Guard has airlifted an injured climber off Mount Hood, but others remain stranded on the state's highest peak.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said the male climber is in critical condition.

Four climbers remain stranded on the mountain.

Other climbers are on the mountain, but it's unknown if they are stuck.

Officials say conditions are treacherous on the mountain with rocks and ice falling.

The sheriff’s office says crews are dealing with two separate rescue operations.

In one, a climber fell several hundred feet from a spot near the summit of Oregon's tallest mountain.

Other climbers are providing aid as rescuers try to reach the scene.

Separately, a party of four climbers is stranded and one of them was injured.

The sheriff's office says rescuers are working "feverishly" to reach the climbers.

Mount Hood is Oregon's tallest peak and attracts more than 10,000 climbers a year.

The peak is notorious for loose rocks in warm weather, and the sun has been out this week.