Big search, bigger mountain

Air Force Reserve pararescuemen go over their plan to search the high walls of Mount Hood's Newton-Clark Glacier in the early morning hours of Sept. 8. A team of six pararescuemen and one SERE (search evasion resistance escape) specialist from the 920th Rescue Wing spent the night at 8,500 feet on Cooper Spur so they could make an early assault to the top of the Glacier. They set out as part of a large search effort to recover the bodies of two missing climbers presumed killed during a fierce December snowstorm. The seven Airmen are part of an elite group of men trained to parachute, climb, and scuba dive when necessry to make the most difficult civilian and military rescues.

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