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A 16-year-old mountain climber is somehow recovering with just a broken leg after falling 500 feet on Oregon’s Mount Hood. He thought he was going to stop somewhere, and he was trying to arrest the fall with his ax, but it just didn’t happen because he was rolling so fast that he couldn’t do it. It’s a technical mountain — it’s not a Sunday stroll, it’s inherently dangerous. Once he is fully healed, his father said he and his son plan on going back to Mount Hood and conquering the climb together.
A 16-year-old rising star in the climbing world, who was expected to compete at the 2021 Olympics, died after plunging nearly 500-feet from a cliff in the French Alps, officials said Monday. The French Mountain Climbing Federation (FFME) said that he had been a “very promising” young athlete on the French climbing team and “brilliant in competition.” The teen had won the junior world championships in 2019 and was expected to compete at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo, where climbing will make its debut.
A 16-year-old boy is in stable condition and recovering from a leg injury after falling 500 feet while hiking in Oregon on Monday, authorities have confirmed. A teenager from Vancouver, Canada — was climbing Mount Hood in Clackamas County with a group of friends when icy conditions caused him to lose his footing near Pearly Gates and fall 500 feet to Devil’s Kitchen, a big rock wall along the mountain. He sustained a leg injury during the fall and was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland after he was rescued by Hood River Crag Rats, AMR’s Reach & Treat Team and the Portland Mountain Rescue teams.
Photos have captured the moment a stark naked climber dangled from a height of more than 200 meters. The teenager scaled a crane over the weekend, and was photographed hanging from it with no harness, gripping on with just his bare hands. He climbed down an access ladder on the crane, where he got a good grip, before he took off his shoes and pants. The climber was then snapped hanging from the arm of the crane in the terrifying stunt. “I’ve done a couple of naked climbs before but this is the first time that I have hung naked,” he said. “It’s a bit of a challenge and unique. I thought, why not? and thankfully the weather was hot which helped.” The climber is known for his headline grabbing stunts. Earlier this year he was sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for two years for defying a court order not to climb buildings and cranes. He’d climbed on the roof of a food court during a Black Lives Matter protest in June and nine days later dangled from the edge of a balcony.