PORTLAND, Ore. (June 30, 2013)--Recovery teams planned to begin to make their way through difficult terrain Sunday to reach a body spotted on Oregon's Mount Hood during the search for a missing climber.
Avalanche risk from warming temperatures prevented rescue teams from climbing to the upper part of the 11,239-foot peak Saturday.
Authorities say a helicopter pilot spotted the body Saturday near the top of a glacier at around 8,400 feet.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said officials believe there's a high probability that the body is that of Kinley Adams, 59, a Salem dentist who failed to return after a June 22 climb of Oregon' tallest mountain.
Adams is an experienced climber who had been preparing for a trip to Nepal.
His mountain locator beacon was found at home with gear he was planning to take to Nepal.
He was reported missing a week ago.