Body of Mt. Hood climber recovered

Body of Mt. Hood climber recovered

Mount Hood, Or. -  According to Hood Co. Emergency Services personnel from the Crag Rats, Corvallis Mountain Rescue and Eugene Mountain Rescue, were able to successfully recover the body of Canadian climber, Robert Dale Wiebe today.

Wiebe was killed Tuesday after an apparent fall near the area known as the "Snow Dome" on Mt. Hood's Coe Glacier.  Wiebe and four other men had gone up the mountain Tuesday, with the intent of skiing down from the area where the accident occurred.  

Unexpected weather had moved into the area, creating poor visibility and high winds.  Members of the group discovered that Wiebe was missing and searched the area. He was discovered by companions, approximately 700 feet below, on Coe Glacier. Wiebe fell from an area located at around 9500 feet.  

Today crews had better weather on the mountain and were able to navigate their way to the accident site located more than four miles from the base of operations at the Cloud Cap Inn.  Yesterday's operations had been suspended in the afternoon due to adverse conditions.