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Help did arrive. But it was too late for some of the climbers. They were already frozen. Hall and Fischer died along with six other climbers in their groups. Four other climbers died that month. It was Everest’s deadliest season ever. 30 Mount Everest is 29,035 ft. ) tall. 31 Chapter 4 Mount Hood, 1986 DATAFILE TIMELINE May 1986 Seven students and two teachers die while caught in a snow storm on Mount Hood. May 2002 Three climbers die in the Bergschrund crevasse on Mount Hood. Where is Mount Hood?

The survivors were lucky to be alive. Then they made an incredible decision. They chose to go up instead of down. They continued their climb to the summit. 60 Denali is the tallest mountain in North America at 20,320 ft. ) 61 Epilogue In 1958, the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) was formed in Oregon. The MRA is a national search and rescue (SAR) force. There are MRA search and rescue teams across the United States. Most SAR missions do not involve mountain climbers! SAR teams also search for lost children.

Finally he was ready to leave. Joe’s Alive! Simon was about to leave when Joe crawled into camp. He was starving and frostbitten. But he was alive. Joe had climbed out of the crevasse. He used his arms and his one good leg. He hopped and crawled over snow and ice and rocks. Most people would have died in that crevasse. Joe made the decision to live. He forced himself to keep going through the pain. He refused to give up. 53 Joe’s story of near-death and survival was amazing. He wrote about it in a book.

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