no clue Arthur but if my CRS isn't kicking in I believe my mother, Lois Emily Sheribon Sheldrake was on one of these treks....not sure of the year. She was always proud of the fact that she climbed the Mountain Hood.
Arlen Sheldrake on 27th November 2017 @ 7:46am
How is everyone able to keep up with the line? Did some suffer from the altitude and have to step aside?
And how did they all fit on the summit?
Quite an undertaking for the American Legion.
L.E. on 27th November 2017 @ 8:27am
Climbers of Mr Hood truly amaze me, ambition, stamina and strength. I can only imagine the view and sense of accomplishment it must be.
Kenn on 27th November 2017 @ 9:13am
I am sure there were those that suffered from the altitude or other things that impaired them. They would just be removed, I think from the line and wait for people to come back down. Or there is a possibility if their suffering was great enough that they needed immediate removal from the mountain the guides would see to that.
Yes, it was an undertaking for the American Legion, the organization, getting it all lined out, the paper work, but it was the guides on the mountain during the climb that had the challenge and the responsibility to get those people up and down safely. That was one of the reasons it was discontinued. Liability became a big issue along with the excessive partying at Legion Camp, which took away the wholesome family experience. So sad, as it was a high light of the Hood River Valley social season.
Oh dear, oh dear, never initially took a real close up look at this photo before. Something just popped out at me............Bigger than life is my Dad and his sister, Dorothy.
She is the one laying in the snow with the dark hat with light band around it and my Dad is standing just behind her.....
Charlott on 28th November 2017 @ 7:27am
it looks like the women are wearing pants! At least I don't see any long dresses.
Ranger on 29th November 2017 @ 4:14pm