"All of the rescuers are skilled mountaineers. Obviously we care about everyone we rescue, but a fellow climber does strike a cord with us. Please know that we all care a great deal and we’re doing everything we possibly can. Let’s all think good thoughts and hope for better weather. Right now Mother Nature is tying our hands a bit, and it is frustrating."
Hood River Crag Rat Bernie Wells (above) and his snow cat (below).
Rescue workers debrief and plan next steps.
THE FAMILY, THE MEDIA, AND THE WAITING . . .
Frank James at News Conference (above)
Kelly's wife, Karen, and Frank
Frank & Hood River County Sheriff Joe Wampler
Nikko's wife, Michaela Cooke
These photos are from The Oregonian, Portland's newspaper. http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/photos/