Climber airlifted from Mount Hood by National Guard after falling 700 feet

A climber from Arizona slipped while on the steep Old Chute route at about an 11,200-foot elevation.

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. — A man was critically injured and had to be airlifted to a Portland hospital after he slipped and fell about 700 feet while climbing Mount Hood.

On Saturday, around 7:45 a.m., the 55-year-old climber, Chris Zwierzynski from Arizona, slipped while on the steep Old Chute route on Mount Hood’s south side, located at about an 11,200-foot elevation. 

Zwierzynski was unable to break his fall, tumbling about 700 feet into the Hot Rocks area and “sustaining multiple injuries,” according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. 

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