Teams Set Out To Recover Climber’s Body From Mount Hood

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.


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